speed up port compiling using RAM (tmpfs) ???

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Sun Jan 15 13:49:41 PST 2006

On Sunday 15 January 2006 18:15, Ashok Shrestha wrote:
> I am curious to know if there is a way to compile a port such as X11
> or KDE faster.
> I know in Gentoo, you can mount a part of RAM and compile in that.
> This substantially  decreases the compile time. Reference:
> http://gentoo-wiki.com/TIP_Speeding_up_portage_with_tmpfs
> Does anyone know how to do this in Freebsd?

Make a RAM drive using mdconfig and the mount it somewhere.

Then put WRKDIRPREFIX=/path/to/md in /etc/make.conf

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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