Idea for next portupgrade

Sergey Matveychuk sem at
Thu Jul 3 15:33:54 UTC 2008

Robert Huff wrote:
> Sergey Matveychuk writes:
>>  > If portupgrade can calculate the depency and launch many ports
>>  >  build in same time for non-depending ports it's can be
>>  >  wonderful. 
>>  I'm sure it's a good idea. I'd use it too. But I have a very
>>  little free time with my current employment. So I can't implement
>>  it. Sorry.
> 	It is also my understanding that ruby (used to manage the
> ports database) a) is not re-entrant and/or b) does not lock the
> files it is using/changing.  Having two instances running at once
> causes Bad Things(tm) to happen.

It's not a ruby issue. Now you can run a few portupgrade processes if 
sets of updating ports is not intercepted. Otherwise one portupgrade 
process can clear a port directory when another process build the port.


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