registry lock

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Tue Nov 17 16:56:39 PST 2015

On Nov 17, 2015, at 5:20 PM, René J.V. Bertin wrote:

> On Wednesday November 18 2015 08:47:53 Joshua Root wrote:
>>> Exactly. Or the registry itself, for whatever reason that might happen outside of changing installed files.
>> You're missing the point. Installed ports must not be changed by another
>> process even when the current one is not changing any.
> I am indeed missing the point, of that remark. It would also mean that one couldn't do a `port install` when a `port list` (or `port rdeps` to pick something a bit more time-consuming) is running?

"port list" is a read-only operation; there's no reason why it would need to set a lock nor be restricted by a lock.

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