cvsup takes too long?

Edmund Craske edmund at
Wed Nov 29 11:24:10 GMT 2006

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Progga wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 28, 2006 at 08:46:11PM +0000, martin at wrote:
>>> On Tue, Nov 28, 2006 at 05:24:59PM +0000, Progga wrote:
>>>> I was updating the ports collection inside a jail using CVSUP
>>>> ( 2/3 days ago and it took well over eight hours to
>>>> complete.  Is this normal behaviour?
>>> No.  I find the .uk cvsup servers a little unreliable though. 
>>> Either way, I expect that you'll find portsnap is better if you don't
>>> need an actual CVS ports tree.
>> I stopped using cvsup2 some months ago as it had become terribly slow, even 
>> at 3am, I now use and it is all done in a few minutes. 
> Thanks all for the replies.
> According to fastest_cvsup:
> 	- 1st:    12.58 ms
> 	- 2st:    14.63 ms
> 	- 3st:    15.98 ms
> I have updated again; cvsup3 was really fast and cvsup2 refused access saying
> "Access Limit Exceeded"!
> I am now looking into portsnap.  The man page seems to me a bit vague for the
> first read unfortunately :-(

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