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Mon Oct 19 13:56:19 UTC 2015
On Mon, 19 Oct 2015 14:16:37 +0200
Julian H. Stacey wrote:
> Hi ports@
> What is the modern equivalent of this obsolete stuff please ?
> portsclean --distclean
> Clean out all the distfiles that are not referenced by any
> port in the ports tree.
> Portupgrade (aka pkgtools)
> last edited 2012-08-01
Why are you looking at the wiki? The code was updated only a few months
I think the case for portupgrade and portsclean is now much stronger
than it was before they were fully converted to pkg. That removed all
the problems associated with maintaining a secondary database. The
conversion to pkg replaced portmaster's best code and portupgrade's
BTW I recently switched from distviper to portsclean. I used to prefer
distviper because of its speed, but that speed comes from assuming that
all distinfo files are called distinfo, which isn't true. I found
it was unconditionally removing the files for linux ports. It's also
never been converted to pkg which breaks its fast mode.
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