FreeBSD needs fresh Blood!
wblock at wonkity.com
Tue Mar 8 17:06:10 UTC 2011
On Tue, 8 Mar 2011, Michel Talon wrote:
> Warren Block writes:
>> portmaster -L | filterfu: 43.6
>> pkg_version -vl'<': 30.5
>> portversion -vl'<': 3.6
>> portmaster -L --index-only: 2.5
> I don't have the same experience by far:
> on a jail i have:
> ===>>> 68 total installed ports
> ===>>> 61 have new versions available
> portmaster -L --index-only 0.76s user 1.65s system 6% cpu 38.871 total
> So it takes 38s on a *very small* installation.
The times are relative, of course, and mine are not from a jail. If
there's a new index file, it will be downloaded and that is entirely
dependent on bandwidth. For comparison, on a little system here with
only 71 ports, the --index-only version takes 4.7 seconds when a new
index is retrieved, and 1.2 seconds alone.
> My experience is that all FreeBSD ports tools are incredibly slow, be
> it portupgrade, portmaster, even the basic tools like pkg_version.
> Maybe it would help to recognize that such observations are perhaps
> not unrelated to the original poster comments.
I don't understand what you mean by that last sentence. OP was talking
about the difficulty of using or merging alternate ports trees, AFAIR.
Sorry about the topic drift; we can start a new thread if appropriate.
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