Bahman M. wrote:
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
>> Is it possible to do automatic fetching of source files in the
>> background while other parts are being compiled?
>  >
> Just login on multiple consoles or use multiple x terminals (if running
> X) and on each one run 'make' for the port you want to compile.  The
> port(s) will be fetched and compiled simultaneously.  Then all you need
> to do is to run 'make install' for each port.
>
> Note: I'm not sure but I think it's not a good practice to issue more
> than one 'make install' at a time.
>
> Bahman
>

Mel wrote:
> On Wednesday 05 September 2007 18:46:39 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
>> Is it possible to do automatic fetching of source files in the background
>> while other parts are being compiled?
>
> Not automatically, but if you know which ports need to be done next, nothing
> stops you from doing:
> cd /usr/ports/category/port && make fetch
> on a different terminal.
>

OK...

Downloading should never interference with compiling (other than faster consumption of disk space :) ), so this is an improvement that can/should be made. Send the recommendation to the commiters?
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