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

Peter Jeremy peter at
Thu Aug 20 20:23:33 UTC 2015

On 2015-Aug-20 10:08:37 -0500, "Matthew D. Fuller" <fullermd at> wrote:
>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

On my E3-1230v2 system (not a slouch), the difference is 1s to 110s -
which is in line with Matthew's results.

A two-orders-of-magnitude slowdown in make startup is unreasonable and
I formally request r394573 be backed out.  I can see the benefits of the
functionality but the current cost is too high.

Peter Jeremy
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