About lock on simultaneous port

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Tue Jun 21 10:11:22 PDT 2011

On Jun 21, 2011, at 09:53, Peng Yu wrote:

> I'm not patient enough to wait port to finish sometime, especially
> when I need to install an additional package when a port process is
> already running. Therefore, I'd like to run more than one port process
> simultaneously. But currently, it doesn't allow me to do so. I'm
> wondering if it is possible to make the lock more granular so that I
> can run multiple port processes.
> $sudo port install pdftk
> Password:
> Waiting for lock on /opt/local/var/macports/registry/.registry.lock

I used to like to run multiple installs simultaneously as well. Unfortunately this led to strange errors, and the lock was instituted. I too find it too granular, and a better solution would be welcomed.

Here is the previous discussion that occurred when this lock was first implemented:


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