port selfupdate incredibly slow

cowwoc cowwoc at bbs.darktech.org
Sun Oct 21 11:06:42 PDT 2012

     I implemented the timestamp approach in my build script (as a 
workaround) and it works great. Total I/O time: 10ms.

     Again, please consider folding this into "port selfupdate".


On 21/10/2012 4:56 AM, Ryan Schmidt-24 [via Mac OS Forge] wrote:
> On Oct 19, 2012, at 21:58, Davor Cubranic <[hidden email] 
> </user/SendEmail.jtp?type=node&node=197473&i=0>> wrote:
> > 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.
> Well, it won't do "nothing"... it will scan the local ports working 
> copy and compare it with what's available on the server. The end 
> result is that no files will be changed and nothing significant will 
> have to be downloaded, but it will still take up to several minutes of 
> disk I/O to determine that, depending on the speed of your disk. Using 
> Subversion 1.7 or later should decrease the amount of I/O needed and 
> thus decrease the time needed.
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