port selfupdate incredibly slow

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Wed Aug 17 03:25:14 PDT 2011

On Aug 17, 2011, at 05:23, Federico Calboli wrote:

> On 17 Aug 2011, at 11:19, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> Correct, MacPorts 1.x was not compatible with Lion, if that's what you mean.
>>> so all I see now is post fresh install of MP 2.0.1 from disk image.
>> FYI, installing a MacPorts disk image over an existing MacPorts install would not uninstall any ports you had already installed.
> As I wiped my disk and installed Lion from a bootable USB key I made with my copy of Lion (I did this to maximise performance), I had nothing in the way of MacPorts


> All I am saying is, on the same machine the selfupdate step was much faster in SL. I would not know wy that is, but it is a very noticeable difference.

What is selfupdate doing when it is slow? If you run verbosely (sudo port -v selfupdate), does it pause or slow down at a particular point?

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