port selfupdate incredibly slow

cowwoc cowwoc at bbs.darktech.org
Tue Oct 16 07:50:23 PDT 2012

     I was estimating. I just checked ports.tar and it's 54MB. But 
again, the point is you could compare the timestamp of a marker file to 
last-modified timestamp of the tar and the comparison would be 


On 16/10/2012 9:05 AM, Ryan Schmidt-24 [via Mac OS Forge] wrote:
> On Oct 15, 2012, at 18:19, cowwoc wrote:
> >     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.
> That seems large to me. I haven't looked at the ports.tar file on the 
> rsync server, but the ports.tar.gz you can get from our web site [1] 
> is 21MB, it decompresses to a 123MB ports.tar file, which extracts to 
> 149MB of files. So the ports.tar you got seems to be twice as large as 
> it should be?
> [1] https://trac.macports.org/wiki/howto/PortTreeTarball
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