Port install fails for curl, requires gcc4.2

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 13:36:29 PST 2015

On Tuesday March 03 2015 15:40:53 tome at qx.net wrote:

> 500 Mhz with 1 gig ram, about 12 gig available disk space.  I started

With that little free space you might even run into the additional bottleneck of free space fragmentation, which will make swapfiles even slower...

Try also invoking the port command with nice +10 or something of the sort, and check if configurepipe is set to no in /opt/local/etc/macports/macports.conf . It may be voodoo, but I have always had the impression that on hardware this slow it can pay to run heavy commands like compile jobs with a good nice value (low priority) so that the OS has time left to do the things it needs to do for said job. It won't change anything anyway if you're not multitasking.

Good luck...


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