Pkgsrc problems [ was: lang/python24 build problems]

Justin C. Sherrill justin at
Sun Mar 30 17:25:33 PDT 2008

On Sun, March 30, 2008 4:21 pm, Matthew Dillon wrote:
>    Well, one thing I've noticed on pkgbox is that there are very large
> swaths
>    of time where the whole build process seems to just stop, getting stuck
>    (or slowed down) on a single ftp line.  For example:

I saw this several times; I figured it was because of the work being done
on your upstream connection.

A solution is already there; Jeremy C. Reed has all the distfiles
(updated) in /archive/distfiles/ - I was planning to switch to that when
the next build started.  I don't know if they match exactly with the
quarterly release or the most recent pkgsrc, but it will be a timesaver
either way.

I think I'm going to throw up my hands and switch to the 2008q1 release in
any case; it's about to come out and it'll still be a while until the
existing build finishes.

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