Subject: pkg/35089: pkg_add kde downloads the same files repeatedly.
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 11/20/2006 20:55:01
>Synopsis: pkg_add kde downloads the same files repeatedly.
>Arrival-Date: Mon Nov 20 20:55:00 +0000 2006
>Originator: John Murphy
>Release: NetBSD 3.1
System: NetBSD chucky.freeode.co.uk 3.1 NetBSD 3.1 (GENERIC_LAPTOP) #0: Tue Oct 31 04:32:05 UTC 2006 firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/builds/ab/netbsd-3-1-RELEASE/i386/200610302053Z-obj/home/builds/ab/netbsd-3-1-RELEASE/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/GENERIC_LAPTOP i386
'pkg_add kde' will waste a huge amount of a users bandwidth. The
same files are downloaded repeatedly. If a user does not include:
PKG_PATH then the problem starts as soon as 'qt3-libs-3.3.6nb1' is
required. Else it doesn't start to occur until 'p5-perl-headers-3.0nb3'
cannot be found. In the latter case, on a 1MB/s connection, 'nas-1.8nb1.tgz'
is fetched 84 times in ten minutes! Other files are also repeatedly dl'd.
for more details.
This is also a waste of NetBSD's ftp server bandwidth of course.
'pkg_add kde' and leave it running overnight for worst effect.
Check the server's xferlog if you have access to it, or check the
bandwidth used by some other means.