portsclean -CDD oddness

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Tue Nov 9 05:38:39 UTC 2010

On 11/03/2010 23:46, Doug Barton wrote:
> On 11/3/2010 9:59 PM, Jimmie James wrote:
>> After doing a portupgrade, I've always run portsclean -CDD
>> [for reference]
>> -C Clean out all the working directories of the ports tree. (cf.
>> -D Clean out all the distfiles that are not referenced by any port in
>> the ports tree. Specified twice (i.e. -DD), clean out all the
>> distfiles that are not referenced by any port that is currently
>> installed. (cf. DISTDIR)
>> This time, fresh csup and a few ports updated, it wiped out EVERY
>> distfile for reasons I don't understand. Anyone have a clue as to why,
>> or what the frak is going on?
> I can't tell you authoritatively, but I would be very surprised if this
> problem were not the result of the recent bsd.port.mk changes that
> removed MD5 checksums, and renamed the variable that refers to the
> distinfo file.

portupgrade was updated today, I imagine to resolve this issue.

> If you've ever had the desire to give portmaster a try, now might be a
> good time, since I've updated it to deal with this issue. It has the
> --clean-distfiles feature which does what you described -DD does.

I neglected to mention that 'portmaster -t --clean-distfiles-all' will 
do what you described -D does.

> It
> doesn't have the -C feature, but IMO you're better off using a custom
> WRKDIRPREFIX anyway. :) Alternatively, the following is (arguably) the
> most efficient command line to handle that problem:
> cd /usr/ports && find . -maxdepth 3 -type d -name work -exec rm -rf {} \;
> hth,
> Doug


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