speed up ports install

Jingshao Chen jingshao at teekoo.com
Mon Oct 20 23:01:20 UTC 2008

I think this is a good idea. The only thing is we need to get
to install process sync so if one is in need of a package while 
the other is downloading, the first process will just wait for
it to complete then proceed.


On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 09:21:18AM -0400, Eitan Adler 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.
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