TIL: jhbuild update

I’ve often lamented the fact that jhbuild is dumb about the way that it does download, build, download, build, download, build. It totally misses the chance to download ahead of time so that it never has to stop building.

I just discovered “jhbuild update”, which will download everything ahead of time.

Of course, you can start “jhbuild update” and let it grab the first few packages and then “jhbuild build” in another terminal. As long as they don’t step on each others’ feet, that should speed things up a lot…



  1. Craig Keogh
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 2:02 am | Permalink

    I agree. I wish JHBuild would download and build at the same time. It’s something I’ve been wanting to fix for a while. The bug is here:

  2. Jim Campbell
    Posted November 6, 2012 at 3:17 am | Permalink

    How come all the 1337 hackers have the most-basic blog themes? Must be because you are hacking away. Anyway, thanks for the tip on this jhbuild-business. : )