Why is freebsd-update so horrible slow?

Arthur Chance freebsd at qeng-ho.org
Thu Apr 15 12:36:31 UTC 2021

On 15/04/2021 13:35, Arthur Chance wrote:
> On 14/04/2021 02:39, Erik Lauritsen wrote:
>> I have been setting here for about 6 hours waiting for an upgrade
>> from 12.2 to 13 and freebsd-update is only half way through getting
>> all the patches!
>> It's painful. It's like the 90th with 56k modems and I am on a
>> gigabit wire.
>> Then I did a search and this has apparently been an issue for several
>> years, it has even been filed as a bug.
>> Anyway, I have cancelled the upgrade. If it's going to take this
>> long, I am not going to upgrade this, but will most likely replace it
>> with another OS.
> This tweet from Colin Percival talks about the problem.
> https://twitter.com/cperciva/status/1382491128537096193
> TL;DR: changes to git caused a massive overload, the number of mirrors
> has been increased to deal with it.

To clarify, I mean changing portsnap to use git, rather than changes in
git itself.

The number of people predicting the demise of Moore's Law doubles
every 18 months.

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