Why does portsdb -Uu run so long?

illoai at gmail.com illoai at gmail.com
Sat Feb 4 13:24:37 PST 2006

On 04 Feb 2006 16:12:29 -0500, Lowell Gilbert
<freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org> wrote:
> Nikolas Britton <nikolas.britton at gmail.com> writes:
> > No, If I remember right (someone step in if I'm wrong) make fetchindex
> > is what you would get if you ran portsdb -Uu.
> Assuming nothing has been checked in between (1) the building of the
> index on the server (which you get from fetchindex), and (2) the last
> snapshot of the ports tree that your cvsup server has taken.  In
> general, these will not be exactly the same, but close enough that the
> difference hardly ever matters.

portsdb -Uu runs make index which is some disastrously slow
text processing (can make replace groff and sed and awk?
should it?).  portsnap is the white belt you can type.


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