[PC-BSD Testing] Long standing redundancy in ports

DragonFlier dracheflieger at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 09:10:01 PDT 2008


If you're smilin', I'm smilin' ;-)

Thanks Kris


On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 7:52 AM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.com> wrote:

> DragonFlier wrote:
> > Network connection doesn't make any difference...right now the image of
> > already extracted ports is written to disk on an install but not any
> INDEXes
> > (those found in /usr/ports/)
> >
> > -rw-r--r--     1 root  wheel  10441465 Sep  2 21:02 INDEX
> > -rw-r--r--     1 root  wheel  17370624 Sep  2 21:02 INDEX-5
> > -rw-r--r--     1 root  wheel  18467854 Sep  2 21:02 INDEX-6
> > -rw-r--r--     1 root  wheel  18468202 Sep  2 21:02 INDEX-7
> >
> > Even though the ports tree exists after an install if you use the PCBSD
> > ports manager or go from the command line you still have to do a
> 'portsnap
> > fetch extract' (pfe) before you can do any further 'portsnap fetch
> updates'
> > (pfu). The pfe downloads an entire snapshot of the ports (currently 52+
> MBs)
> > and extracts this snapshot over the already existing ports tree. The pfu
> > merely gets what's not current and updates the port tree. If it were
> > possible to include the snapshot during the install (on CD) and then
> extract
> > it creating your INDEXes as part of the install, any further updates to
> the
> > port tree would only include those items that were out of date and not
> the
> > entire 52+ MBs again.
>
>
> I've been watching this thread, and I'm happy to say that I've fixed
> this on the build server. It now uses portsnap instead of csup, and will
> include all the INDEX's that are needed, so you should only have to grab
> the latest updates now :)
>
>
> --
>
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
> http://www.pcbsd.com
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