"sudo port upgrade outdated" fills HDD

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Wed Feb 17 14:39:02 PST 2010

On Feb 17, 2010, at 09:23, Sam Kuper wrote:

> The latter command has got as far as "---> Building boost" but seems now to be stuck there and is now simply eating hard drive space. I had 3.03GB free hard disk space when I ran the command, and now, 20 minutes later, have only 1.09GB free and this is decreasing by 0.01GB every few seconds.
> I should clarify that for the majority of the 20 minutes mentioned (approx. 19 minutes), the command was stuck at "---> Building boost".

It's not stuck; it's building. If you want to see exactly what it's building, you can use the debug switch, e.g.

sudo port -d install boost


sudo port -d upgrade boost

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