Running ''portmaster ghostscript9-9.06_10'' takes a lot of time

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at
Thu Aug 20 15:13:03 UTC 2015

On Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 08:32:07AM +0100 I heard the voice of
Mathieu Arnold, and lo! it spake thus:
> I'm not exactly sure what you're all complaining about.  The port
> just works fine, it does take a few seconds for make to iterate over
> all options, but it's because the port has way too many options.

It's a pretty sizable difference...

% svn co -r394572 [ Mk, print]
% cd print/ghostscript9
% time make -V MAINTAINER
doceng at
0.903u 0.023s 0:00.92 100.0%    834+264k 82+0io 6pf+0w

% ( cd ../../Mk && svn up -r394573 )
Updating '.':
Updated to revision 394573.

% time make -V MAINTAINER
doceng at
81.908u 0.070s 1:21.99 99.9%    848+264k 82+0io 5pf+0w

And how many times is make(1) gonna have to parse up the makefile and
friends when you're running portmaster or poudriere?

Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |  fullermd at
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