GitHub CI Jobs Slower than Usual?

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Tue Apr 27 16:17:30 UTC 2021

On Apr 27, 2021, at 10:58, Christopher Nielsen wrote:

> I’ve noticed this with all of my recent PRs.
> But here’s one from a few days ago, for NoMacs:
> Looking at the raw logs, with timestamps, illustrates the issue.
> The first dependency started installing at 3:33pm:
> 2021-04-24T15:33:40.0051560Z Installing dependency (1 of 265) 'bzip2' with variants '' (requesting '') ... [OK]
> While the last dependency finished installing at 5:27pm, two hours later:
> 2021-04-24T17:22:49.4607320Z Installing dependency (265 of 265) 'qt5-qttools' with variants '' (requesting '') ... [OK]
> 2021-04-24T17:27:26.6862050Z ##[endgroup]
> The last one is a great example: While QT5 isn’t a small port, it required a 5-minute installation time? Though it isn’t limited to that specific port, as the entire dependency installation process is slow.

It seems plausible that building qt5 from source could take 5 minutes.

> Is this normal/expected?

Nope, there is a problem for me to fix on the server. I see lots of "403 Forbidden" requests to the private archives, so I need to update the list of who is allowed to connect to account for GitHub Actions.

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