[MacPorts] #56793: Installing a port with many files appears appears hang

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Tue Jul 10 08:36:47 UTC 2018

#56793: Installing a port with many files appears appears hang
 Reporter:  yan12125  |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect    |     Status:  new
 Priority:  Normal    |  Milestone:
Component:  base      |    Version:  2.5.3
 Keywords:            |       Port:
 I'm trying to install texlive-fonts-extra, which has 61748 files in its
 destroot/ folder. `port -d install texlive-fonts-extra` appears hang - no
 messages for several minutes and the CPU usage keeps high at around ~98%.

 I found that the installation process is running the loop at
 If the loop is inevitable, how about adding some messages saying that the
 port process is busy doing something? It will improve the user experience

 /cc the author of the aforementioned loop.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.macports.org/ticket/56793>
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