registry.db getting rather obese (> 600MB) and updates very slow. Anything to do?
dave at horsfall.org
Mon Jun 22 22:33:38 UTC 2020
On Sun, 21 Jun 2020, Jeffrey Walton wrote:
> Another PowerMac 10.5 datapoint, if it is helpful:
On my MacBook Pro (Sierra), it's
-rw-r--r-- 1 root admin 62558208 Jun 22 08:09 /opt/local/var/macports/registry/registry.db
And yeah, as Ryan noted later I got lotsa ports installed :-)
> My MacPorts update recipe is as follows.
> /opt/local/bin/port selfupdate
> /opt/local/bin/port upgrade outdated
> /opt/local/bin/port clean inactive
> /opt/local/bin/port -f uninstall inactive
Is this the "official" care and feeding of MacPorts? My routine (no real
Sunday: port -u uninstall # Clean out saved ports
Monday: port selfupdate # Update itself
and port -p upgrade # And play dumb by answering the questions
I haven't timed it (but the build takes a heck of a long time sometimes)
and I'm asked if I want to do a "clean" after two weeks.
Oh, I use "-p" because I come across the occasional broken port ("guile"
springs to mind) and I really want to see what can be built after that,
instead of waiting for a fix.
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