rough method of cleaning the ports tree

Erich Dollansky oceanare at
Wed Dec 19 17:59:33 PST 2007


Dominic Fandrey wrote:
> Erich Dollansky wrote:
>> after noticing how large my ports tree grows while compiling, I thought
>> of simply deleting it and do a CVSup to get a new one after the
>> compilation is finished.
>> This should be much faster and also should do some kind o
>> defragmentation. I simply cannot believe that the huge ports tree will
>> still be very well organised after some months.
>> What does the list think of this method?
>> Erich
> It's a good start, but to keep it clean you should set WRKDIRPREFIX=/usr/obj
> or something similar in your make.conf. This way you can just wipe /usr/obj
> when uncleaned builds fill up too much disk space.

this is what I will do. Plus not cleaning depending ports to speed up a 
bit the build process.


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