Idea for next portupgrade
sem at FreeBSD.org
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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