Portsnap is now in the base system

Florent Thoumie flz at FreeBSD.org
Tue Aug 9 10:43:07 GMT 2005

Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> 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 :)
	This has been discussed in freebsd-arch.

	Default /var size will be bumped. If you're not doing a fresh
	install, your best choice is to symlink /var/db/portsnap in /usr
	(or anywhere else).

Florent Thoumie
flz at FreeBSD.org
FreeBSD committer
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