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On Oct 14, 2009, at 5:36 PM, Michael Yang wrote:
> hi guys,
> I'm on FreeBSD-7.2 x86 and have had to mask >portage-2.2.00.14200,
> This is due to emerge/ebuild hanging for a long time, usually with the
> "checking XXX.tar.gz..." Running 'top' indicates that python2.6 is
> stuck in ttywait, most likely in ebuild.sh. This runs for about 5
> minutes before a successful emerge proceeds. This does not happen on
> Linux-x86 with the same portage versions. Since I'm no expert at
> emerge/ebuild/portage, I was wondering if any one was noticing this
> same behavior or could replicate it.
iirc according to truss it hangs in portage.__init__._test_pty_eof()
when writing 'test_string = 2 * "blah blah blah\n"' to the terminal.
If you make that method just return True the delay vanishes. Portage
still seems to work then.