Failed cleanup

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at
Sat Jan 10 14:45:20 PST 2015

On Saturday January 10 2015 17:14:48 Lawrence Velázquez wrote:

> Do you expect a command-line foreground job to spawn background jobs that continue after the foreground job has finished? I sure don't. And such behavior would give a false impression that port(1) is finished, when it actually is not.

Just a few examples that come to mind:

zpool scrub
smartctl -t long /dev/disk0

more appropriately
akonadictl fsck
akonadictl vacuum

Those don't even post a message saying that the actual work they do happens in the background, only the manpage suggests to monitor the database server process to know when the fsck/vacuum'ing is finished. If MacPorts used a database requiring a server process it could well be that that final vacuum were done in the background too.


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