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bin/40577: pkg_delete -R gnome taking a VAST AMOUNT of time

>Number:         40577
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       pkg_delete -R gnome taking a VAST AMOUNT of time
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Feb 08 17:20:00 +0000 2009
>Originator:     Juan RP
>Release:        Latest
So today I started the NetBSD VM and I wanted to update the gnome pkgs,
I have issued 'pkg_delete -R gnome' and now after 30 minutes, it's still
working on updating the +REQUIRED_BY files of all related packages.
The last line is:

"Building list of packages that 'gnome-" required

I find it unacceptable having to wait 30 minutes (or even more!) in
a Core 2 duo, for only this task, which should be done in 5 minutes max!
pkg_delete -R gnome

or any other package with many direct/indirect dependencies.
I can suggest you the following:

1- Don't use pkg_delete -R.
2- Don't use pkg_install and pkgsrc.
3- Write another package manager that doesn't suck (as I'm doing).
4- Fix the bug 4 years later.

Am I being ironic? yes.

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