ports/50974: XFree86-4 takes unexpectedly much disk space to build

Yar Tikhiy yar at comp.chem.msu.su
Tue Apr 15 11:10:21 UTC 2003

>Number:         50974
>Category:       ports
>Synopsis:       XFree86-4 takes unexpectedly much disk space to build
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    freebsd-ports-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Apr 15 04:10:15 PDT 2003
>Originator:     Yar Tikhiy
>Release:        FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE i386
Moscow State University
	XFree86-4 4.3.0,1

	Installing the meta-port XFree86-4 leads to untarring
	the huge XFree86 distribution multiple times, one per
	each XFree86-foo sub-port.  This takes unexpectedly
	enormous disk space.

	Do a "make install" for this port on a disk with as little
	free space as 2Gb.

	While there doesn't seem to be an easy way to overcome this
	problem in the existing ports framework, it would be better
	if a user were warned, e.g., by a heading message.  The
	user may be as well advised to install all the dependencies
	incrementally if he/she doesn't have enough free disk space.

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