speed up ports install

RW fbsd06 at mlists.homeunix.com
Sun Oct 19 18:20:12 UTC 2008

On Sun, 19 Oct 2008 09:21:18 -0400
Eitan Adler <eitanadlerlist at gmail.com> wrote:

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> I have a simple idea to make use the threads without any possibility
> of conflicts.  I am sure there will be someone to point out a
> negative, but I don't see any.
> When you do "make install" launch a "make fetch-recursive" thread at
> the same time.  That way you don't need to wait for the files to
> install->fetch the next one->install it->fetch the next one...
> For those who don't want that you could get the old behavior with
> "make onlyinstall".  I currently do this with a "make" wrapper script
> and I find installation to be faster.

I don't think this kind of thing belongs in the ports system
itself, although it would be nice to have it in portupgrade - portmaster
already does this. 

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