On Thu, 31 May 2007 09:47:20 -0400 Lowell Gilbert <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> paul beard <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > > I realize it should be obvious from the name but it seems to > > linger for several minutes after each package is installed. > > > > PID USERNAME THR PRI NICE SIZE RES STATE C TIME > > WCPU COMMAND > > 55763 root 1 121 0 1852K 1232K > > RUN 0 2:38 95.73% pkg_create > > > > I am new to 6.2 (being a belated migrator from 4.x): is there a > > knob somewhere to turn off pkg creation? Not that I see any > > packages being kept anywhere . . . . > > When a package is built, it is always done *after* the port has been > installed into $PREFIX. As far as I recall, packages don't get built > unless you explicitly ask for them, so the command you used to install > the program is what you need to look at for details. Incidentally, > built packages get installed to /usr/ports/packages by default. > > None of this is different from earlier versions, as far as I remember. No, by default, portupgrade runs pkg_create *before* installing the newly built port, to create a backup of the old version in case something goes wrong. Depending on the size of the old port (package), this can take an appreciable amount of time, even on a fast system. Packages are only built *after* installation if one explicitly tells portupgrade to do so, via the "-p" or "--package" switches. The man page lists several package-related ENVIRONMENT variables, which may or may not provide a means to disable some or all of this package creation; I don't know for sure, as I've never tried changing or unsetting them to see what may happen. If you're curious, though, it may be worth experimenting with, although I would certainly advise against disabling the precautionary backup package creation before the new port is successfully installed. -- Conrad J. Sabatier <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"