groan: installation

nferrier@tapsellferrier.co.uk nferrier@tapsellferrier.co.uk
Mon Nov 4 01:17:00 GMT 2002


Jeff Sturm <jsturm@one-point.com> writes:

> On 3 Nov 2002, Nic Ferrier wrote:
> > I get the same thing but also with the install.sh calls. In my case
> > the installation is copying a file from one filesystem to another so
> > the disc driver is getting involved there, I guess that's why it's
> > slow.
> 
> On what OS?  The Linux kernel delays writing metadata unless you mount
> with the `sync' option.  Windows OTOH is horribly slow at creat/unlink
> calls (or whatever they are called in win32).

On linux on a powermac.

I guess if it's not that it's the make processing of the loop.

The other biggie (on my system anyway) is the proc time it takes to
ranlib the libraries.


Nic




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