"Updating database of binaries" step very slow under Yosemite?

Clemens Lang cal at macports.org
Sun Oct 19 22:47:27 PDT 2014


----- On 20 Oct, 2014, at 07:22, Leo Singer aronnax at macports.org wrote:

> I found that the "Updating database of binaries" step of installing a port
> became very slow after I upgraded to Yosemite (i.e., takes many minutes on an
> SSD). I am just starting to install my ports again after uninstalling all of
> them, so if this operation scales with the number of ports it should be even
> faster than usual right now. Has anyone else experienced this?

It scales with the number of files installed by the ports that changed since
the last binary database update. So, if you're, for example, updating boost and
qt4-mac, I'd expect it to take a while.

That being said, I've seen sub-par sqlite performance recently, so maybe you're
hit by that? It usually fixes itself with the next "port" process you start,

Clemens Lang

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