Sticky portmaster updates

Paul Macdonald paul at
Mon May 8 08:52:55 UTC 2017

On 05/05/2017 14:59, Warren Block wrote:

> On Thu, 4 May 2017, Paul Macdonald wrote:
>> I've noticed recently that on updating ports the update will stick on 
>> shell until return is hit a few times, at which point update continues
>> this is a scripted update but essentially just portmaster -a
>> ps auxd shows no processes under portmaster
>> this is all on FBSD11, amd64 and i'm seeing on several boxes
>> anyone else seeing this or have any suggestions?
> I have not seen this, but it sounds like something waiting for 
> interactive input.  That could be something due to the particular 
> shell, terminal, or script.
yes it looks like its output from php shell_exec thats stuck, (used to 
capture ports reports etc)
have changed to php system call which is a temp fix and returns the 
output ok (without the need to hit any keys)

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