trying to install 6-stable in a VMWare 4.5.2 WS installation, running on
an 1.6 GHz Celeron CPU.
After 3 hours, it still extracts scontrib into /usr/src directory.
On tty 3, top tells cpio ist in vlruwk state for ages.
CPU states: 0.1% user, 0.0% nice, 0.4% system, 0.8 interrupt, 99.5% idle.
Installing Beta 4 went flawlessly, so I guess some filesystem change
since then is the culprit.
We mostly have reports on VMWare 5, not 4, so given those reports I'm
surprised that it works at all =-) I can't think of anything that has
changed that would be a smoking gun. In fact, debugging was removed
from BETA5, so it _should_ go faster, not slower. Do you have the
ability to install BETA4 and then incrementally update the source tree?
That might be a good way to find out what happened.
Unfortunately, our corporate firewall blocks anything but http/port80,
https/port443. Thus, neither CVS nor CVSup are an option. in addition, the
install is still running after 24 hours. At this time, the full install churns
slowly against ports/x11-themes.
I'll grab a cvs repository at home, but do not expect results before Tuesday,
since I'm on vacation this weekend.
One more hint: "calcru: runtime went backwards..." pops up once or twice for