On Wednesday, 1 July 2009 02:02:47 Manish Jain wrote: > Hi, > > I am using portmaster on FreeBSD-7.2 to keep my ports up to date. When > there are multiple ports to be updated, portmaster will fork off child > processes. Does each child start 'make fetch' in the background ? I ask > this because the parent process attached to the console reports very low > data transfer rates (in the range of 0.7 to 4.0 kBps, while normally I > get 30 to 35 kBps). > > Further, how can portmaster be tuned to automatically ignore ports which > are actually marked as IGNORE in the port directory ? This is not > covered in the manpage. > > While doing portmaster -a, I have only managed to stop portmaster from > building exactly one port specified with the -x option. Can I get to > stop multiple ports from being built ? Is there regular expression > support for the -x option ? > > Thanks for any help.
Hello Manish, Regarding your last point about excluding particular ports I always thought that it would be convenient to have a section in /usr/local/etc/portmaster.rc and/or $HOME/.portmasterrc to identify these particular ports. I prefer to have all this information in one place rather than scattered over many subdirectories. I had the same problem with trying to have multiple instances of "-x" but gave up and used +IGNOREME instead. Some time ago I succeeded with a regular expression but it became overly complicated if more than two ports were to be excluded. Nevertheless, I use portmaster daily and am very pleased with it. With thanks to Doug Barton. Cheers... Marek _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"