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Re: Extracting versions from pkgsrc tree taking hours - how to address?

On Sun, Sep 09, 2012 at 07:46:51PM +0100, David Brownlee wrote:
> The canonical way to do this is to run "make show-var
> VARNAME=PKGNAME", which for a sample package on my Thinkpad T500
> (pkgtools/lintpkgsrc) takes around 0.65 seconds.

Completely off topic, but: this alone is a very, very serious and longstanding
bug. IMHO pkgsrc makefiles, acompanying *.mk files and (if needed) make(1)
should be fixed.


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