Julian H. Stacey
jhs at berklix.com
Mon Oct 19 22:57:54 UTC 2015
> From: RW via freebsd-ports <freebsd-ports at freebsd.org>
> Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 14:56:11 +0100
RW via freebsd-ports wrote:
> 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 ?
> > http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=portsclean&sektion=1&apropos=0&manpath=FreeBSD+9.0-RELEASE+and+Ports
> > portsclean --distclean
> > Clean out all the distfiles that are not referenced by any
> > port in the ports tree.
> > https://wiki.freebsd.org/portupgrade
> > Portupgrade (aka pkgtools)
> > last edited 2012-08-01
> Why are you looking at the wiki?
I didnt know what tool to look for so a search engine took me to the wiki.
> The code was updated only a few months
Err ? moved from wiki to which ports/ ?
Wiki has "It is currently maintained by BryanDrewery <bdrewery at FreeBSD.org>"
So I added to CC. If the wiki is obsolete I suggest it be deleted
or reduced to point to URL with new code.
cd /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/portupgrade ; make install ; man portupgrade
"To clean unreferenced distfiles, working directories and old shared
libraries, use portsclean(1)"
which portsclean # /usr/local/sbin/portsclean
pkg which /usr/local/sbin/portsclean # portupgrade-2.4.14,2
pkg info portupgrade-2.4.14,2 | grep Origin # ports-mgmt/portupgrade
> 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
I'm lost. I presume portupgrade had some bad code,
replaced by good code from portmaster.
> 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.
Yes, confirmed below, distviper removed a great swathe of
> It's also
> never been converted to pkg which breaks its fast mode.
Cloning my 58G current distfiles to test each method I found:
PORTS/ EXECUTABLE DISTFILES GIG
distviper # 4.185918
portmaster -t -y --clean-distfiles # 4.231094
portsclean --distclean # 4.078680
portsclean removed 50 files that portmaster did not, so I guess portmaster
may be best/ most conservative. A sample of 1 deletion by portsclean:
from devel/subversion18 (not something Ive just built or fetched BTW)
I ran find on all 3 stripped distfiles/ +
diff current.portsclean current.portmaster > cleanmaster.diff
wc -l *
All here for next few days in case of interest:
Thanks Lars, Kubilay, RW.
Julian Stacey, BSD Linux Unix Sys. Eng. Consultant Munich http://berklix.com
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