Subject: pkgsrc slow on older archs (m68k)
To: None <>
From: Bernd Ernesti <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/29/2005 15:08:51

I was trying to do a bulk build of Q4 on my amiga (68040@40MHz with 96MB RAM)
and every make target is takes ages.

E.g. there are some variables printed at the begining:

| Some variables used in the bulk build: |
OPSYS           = NetBSD
OS_VERSION      = 3.0
MACHINE_ARCH    = m68k

It takes 36 seconds to print each variable.

I have the feeling that the .mk files are just too complex.

This makes it nearly impossible to do a bulk build on slower archs, which
are in a big need for binary packages.

Any ideas how we could improve this situation?