Deleting ports distfiles
Dr. Peter Voigt
pvoigt at uos.de
Sun Nov 16 23:26:04 UTC 2014
On Sun, 16 Nov 2014 14:10:00 -0900
Royce Williams <royce at tycho.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 1:55 PM, andrew clarke <mail at ozzmosis.com>
> > On Sun 2014-11-16 23:29:37 UTC+0100, Dr. Peter Voigt
> > (pvoigt at uos.de) wrote:
> >> I have just seen that /usr/ports/distfiles has grown up to 12 GiB.
> >> My hopefully not too stupid question is: Can I safely delete all
> >> files under /usr/ports/distfiles, e.g.
> >> # rm -rf /usr/ports/distfiles/*
> >> I strongly suppose so but I am not sure. Thanks for any feedback.
> > Yes. Missing distfiles will be redownloaded when/if you rebuild a
> > port.
> You can also delete just the unused ones, if you're using portmaster
> or portupgrade ('portsclean' command). See the bottom of the "Using
> the Ports Collection" docs page:
> Even if you don't use portmaster for anything else, using it for this
> purpose is worth the install, IMO.
Yeah, that's nice. I have just executed:
# portmaster --clean-distfiles -y
Which freed up 8 GiB of disk space.
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