Portsnap is now in the base system

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Tue Aug 9 10:38:00 GMT 2005

On Tuesday 09 August 2005 16:04, Colin Percival wrote:
> There are several changes between the version in the ports tree and
> the version I committed to HEAD, but the only one which most users should
> notice is that the default location of portsnap's compressed snapshot has
> moved from /usr/local/portsnap to /var/db/portsnap .

Hmm.. that will eat half of the available space in my /var partition :(
[inchoate 17:35] ~ >sudo du -sh /usr/local/portsnap
 50M    /usr/local/portsnap
[inchoate 17:35] ~ >df -h /var
Filesystem     Size    Used   Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/ad0s3d    193M    102M     76M    57%    /var

I hope people using old defaults (ie 100M /var) don't get bitten by this :)

Thanks for portsnap, it's a very useful tool!

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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