parallel/simultaneous portinstall ?

Robert Huff roberthuff at
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.)

				Robert Huff

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