On Wed, Jul 01, 2009 at 11:32:47AM +0530, 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 ?
The fetches are not done in parallel. > 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). This is not enough data to ascertain there is a problem with fetch. If you are fetching from a busy site, or via a busy upstream channel it can be slow. > Further, how can portmaster be tuned to automatically ignore ports which > are actually marked as IGNORE in the port directory ? touch /var/db/pkg/<name_of_port>/+IGNOREME > This is not covered in the manpage. It is. Look in the FILES section of portmaster(8). Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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