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Re: DragonFlyBSD 2.0 RELEASE SCHEDULE - Release will be on 20 July 2008

From: "Justin C. Sherrill" <justin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2008 11:22:05 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, July 12, 2008 7:07 pm, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :I'll update pkgbox tomorrow after the branch, and start a pbulk build.
> :
> :It tends to take a long time to make it through a bulk build (I started
> :one of pkgsrc-current last week, and it's on package 5315 of 7721 right
> :now) so we may not have packages the day of release...  We'll find out.
>     What are we doing wrong that is causing it to take such a long
>     time?  I've noticed when I've tried to do it that sometimes the bulk
>     build gets stuck on ftp.  It can come to a complete halt and stay that
>     way for hours on end :-(
>     For 2.0 we really need to have working packages on release day.

That long period of time is caused by doing a full build, from scratch. 
It can get much shorter in subsequent builds, though that doesn't directly
help us.  On a more positive note, I haven't seen any of those complete
FTP halts with this build, and a lot of the hanging issues that were in
the 2008Q1 release are gone - notably python24, which would always kill
the build.

I know Joerg's used VMWare to simulate multiple hosts building pkgsrc,
though I recall him saying something about how that wouldn't work out over
multiple separate hosts (i.e. distributed over multiple locations)  I have
not tried it yet, and I don't know how much of a speed improvement it

I'll do my best to get it together; I had wanted to get the new site
together for the release too, but my job is overriding my free time,
especially this week of all weeks.  (SoC surveys are due too, dammit.)

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