USE_PERL5_BUILD on perl-less system/jail Q
dougb at FreeBSD.org
Tue Jul 20 02:01:16 UTC 2010
On Mon, 19 Jul 2010, Roger Marquis wrote:
> Is there an option somewhere to deinstall Perl after installing a port that
> specifies "USE_PERL5_BUILD=yes"?
> This is a PITA on jails and other systems with minimal software and
> strict disk limits. Applications using USE_PERL5_BUILD add non-trivial
> time and overhead to installations and upgrades, then don't remove the
> build dependency afterwards. Most of these apps don't even appear to
> need Perl but for an operation or two that could have been done in a BASE
> language like awk or sh.
> Anyone know of a workaround, I mean other than manual pkg_delete?
Wow, it's shameless plug day here on freebsd-ports@! :)
Portmaster has an option to do exactly this, --delete-build-only. You
should also look at the --packages-build option.
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