parallel/simultaneous portinstall ?
roberthuff at rcn.com
Mon Feb 4 22:47:19 UTC 2013
Ronald F. Guilmette writes:
> My question is just this: Is it possible that Something Bad might
> happen if, in one terminal session, the root user does
> "portinstall A" and if, which that instance of portinstall is
> still running, he then immediately switches to his other terminal
> session and then does "portinstall B" ?
It's possible; I will leave the details as an exercise for the
On the other hand: the worst that happens is that one loses the
time invested (so far) in both builds. (Well, if you discount tail
cases like running out of disk space.)
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