Am Thu, 29 Dec 2016 18:11:38 +0800 blubee blubeeme <gurenc...@gmail.com> schrieb:
> Howdy > > I went through the process of building world for the first time, that was > interesting but I got it. svn clean up prior object files, build world, > kernel, etc. > > Okay that part is fine > > I have a question about keeping ports up to date, in the past I did > portsnap fetch update to update the ports but since I totally deleted all > the ports and used svn checkout to get the latest ports. > > Can I mix portsnap fetch update or should I just continue to use svn update > /usr/ports > > Best, > Owen Well, from my own experience I left the path of "portsnap" and stay with svn alone. portsnap tends to "flood" the /var filesystem with a tremendous number of files over time. Each time you issue "portsnap fetch update", a file appears in /var/portsnap - it could be that the files appear in /var/db, I can't remember. Deleting them with "rm -rf *" leaves me then with an error from "rm": the argument line is to long due to the number of files. Therefore, I switched to svn. Well, svn itself is pumping up /usr/ports/.svn where it keeps all logs. Depending on the frequency of updates it grows. I do the same for /usr/src and by the time of fetching almost every day several times a day updates, the folder .svn is as large as /usr/src itself in its pristine state when fetched initially. For long-haul/long-running systems I'm concerned about the flood of data coming in and sometimes the filesystem is full. I avoid ZFS on build machines and use partitions for /usr/src, /usr/obj and sibblings which saved my ass several times for now. ZFS is a memory hog, on /usr/ports (which is on ZFS in mz scenario, the exclusion ...), a "svn update" can take up to 8 minutes on a 16GB, freshly rebooted box with a 3,4 Ghz XEON IvyBridge CPU and a ZFS RAIDZ with 4 HDDs and SSD for ZIL and L2ARC. On the other hand - I once tried to mix portsnap and svn and apart from any theory it worked a while and then it failed. That might be due to non-synchronisation between portsnap serving facilities and subversion repositories - which I would expect not to be in sync withing femto seconds. So it might be wise to saty with one specific method - I decided myself to keep it with svn. Just my experience, Kind regards, Oliver -- O. Hartmann Ich widerspreche der Nutzung oder Übermittlung meiner Daten für Werbezwecke oder für die Markt- oder Meinungsforschung (§ 28 Abs. 4 BDSG).
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