port selfupdate incredibly slow

cowwoc cowwoc at bbs.darktech.org
Mon Oct 15 16:19:17 PDT 2012

     You're right. It's writing an awful lot of data. Why is that? 25 
seconds times an average of 10MB/s (which is a conservative estimate)... 
it's writing out around 250MB.


On 15/10/2012 1:58 PM, Brandon Allbery [via Mac OS Forge] wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 12:56 PM, cowwoc <[hidden email] 
> </user/SendEmail.jtp?type=node&node=196952&i=0>> wrote:
>     DEBUG: /usr/bin/tar -C <home>/build/intermediate/macports/var/macports/sources/rsync.macports.org/release/tarballs/tmp  <http://rsync.macports.org/release/tarballs/tmp>
>       -xf <home>/build/intermediate/macports/var/macports/sources/rsync.macports.org/release/tarballs/ports.tar  <http://rsync.macports.org/release/tarballs/ports.tar>
>        This last line hangs for 25 seconds. Then I get:
> That has nothing to do with the network; it's unpacking the downloaded 
> port archive to local disk.  You might want to check whether you're 
> running short on disk space or have a lot of other disk I/O going on 
> at the time.
> (I've found stuff like that to be intolerably slow on my big iMac of 
> late, having run almost exclusively on an Air for the past year... 
> SSDs have spoiled me rotten.)
> -- 
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