On Wednesday 05 September 2007 20:09:46 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > 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?
I think the logic of "what ports need to be done next" is hard to work into the basic ports system. You could request the feature from the various ports in /usr/ports/ports-mgmt - software like portupgrade should be able to build a list of ports that need updating and start fetching in background. -- Mel People using reply to all on lists, must think I need 2 copies. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"