How could I increase "runaway" timer for package build cluster?

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Tue Mar 10 06:42:30 UTC 2015

On 09/03/2015 23:11, Kevin Oberman wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 4:23 AM, Matthew Seaman <
> m.seaman at> wrote:
>> On 03/09/15 11:11, Lev Serebryakov wrote:
>>> On 08.03.2015 12:40, Ben Woods wrote:
>>>> Actually, taking a look at my /usr/local/etc/poudriere.conf
>>>> configuration file, I see these settings have indeed been exposed
>>>> for configuration there without having to touch the poudriere code
>>>> itself. The appropriate settings are:
>>>> # This defines the max time (in seconds) that a command may run for
>>>> a build # before it is killed for taking too long. Default: 86400
>>>> # This defines the time (in seconds) before a command is considered
>>>> to # be in a runaway state for having no output on stdout. Default:
>>>> 7200 #NOHANG_TIME=7200
>>>  The problem is, it is not my cluster, but FreeBSD official cluster. I
>>> could not change configs of it, I could only edit Makefile of my port.
>> I added a small change to make 'pkg create' emit a progress bar which
>> will be in pkg-1.15 -- you have to tweak some settings in pkg.conf to
>> enable it though.  With this change I've managed to avoid poudriere
>> timeouts while packaging stuff with large numbers of files --
>> texlive-texmf being a classic example.  You can try it now by installing
>> net-mgmt/pkg-devel, but beware that will eventually cause all your
>> client machines to end up running pkg-devel too.
> Just slightly confused. Do you mean pkg-1.4.15 (now on 1.4.12) or pkg-1.5?
> Any idea on time-frame?

Sorry, yes.  That was a typo.  pkg-1.5 is in the works.  Bapt has said
he wants to release it "before BSDCan" and there's a chunk of work gong
in on regression testing at the moment.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.

JID: matthew at

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