port selfupdate incredibly slow

Davor Cubranic cubranic at stat.ubc.ca
Fri Oct 19 19:58:54 PDT 2012

On 12-10-15 07:51 PM, cowwoc wrote:
 > On 15/10/2012 10:43 PM, Jeremy Lavergne [via Mac OS Forge] wrote:
 > > Just use subversion instead of the tarballs.
>      I'm not sure I understand.
>      I'm not trying to rebuild a MacPorts port. I am installing a bunch
> of ports (like autoconf, libffi, etc) and using them to build some other
> unrelated software. If you're proposing I check Macports and built it
> from source, that's not what I'm trying to do.

What he means is that you can use Subversion as an alternative 
distribution system to downloading the ports.tar file. That way you get 
roughly the behaviour you asked for, since "svn update" will do nothing 
if you locally have the most recent version of the master.


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