Donald J. O'Neill donaldjoneill at gmail.com
Sat Jan 28 19:13:26 PST 2006

On Saturday 28 January 2006 19:19, Chris wrote:
> Concerning speed I discovered the version in the ports tree is very
> slow, I have portsnap running zippy when using fetch on 2 5.4 boxes
> which I use the version in the base system, on 2 5.3 boxes and a 4.10
> box I use the version from ports and portsnap fetch takes about 20-30
> minutes to fetch 2000 port patches, which takes a few seconds on the
> base version, I discovered the base version doesnt fetch from a url
> but instead of a new server.  I contacted the dev and he confirmed
> the ports version is old so I guess the ports maintainer needs to
> update it until that is done I dont reccomend it for 5.3 and older.
> Chris

Hi Chris,

I run two 6.0 stable boxes at home. I guess that's why one needs to ask 
what version of FreeBSD are you using? I'd never used portsnap until I 
was trying to put as much speed as I could into setting up the two 6.0 
boxes. I will remeber about 5.3 and older.


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