Subject: Re: Make index
To: None <>
From: Dan McMahill <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/23/2003 05:48:52
On Thu, 17 Jul 2003 21:52:17 +0000
Nicholas Ricketts <> wrote:

> I am trying to run "make index" in /usr/pkgsrc and it is taking
> forever. I have read some posts that is does indeed take serveral
> hours to complete but the posts were from years ago.
> Does this process still supposed to take several hours. Or has this
> problem been fixed and I'm doing something wrong? Any helpon
> generating the needed inex file would be nice. Thank you.

I just committed some changes which should provide orders of magnitude
improvement in this process.  It now takes 30 minutes or so on a 500 MHz
PC164 (alpha) instead of many days.