Do I need /var/db/portsnap/distfiles and /usr/port/distfiles?
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Thu Feb 16 21:44:02 UTC 2017
On Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:32:17 +1100 (EST)
Dave Horsfall wrote:
> There is only the one FreeBSD box in my stable, hence I don't need to
> build packages for others.
It's to to do with whether you use ports, rather than if you build
package for other boxes.
> It's a somewhat minimalist box (all I can
> afford), and I'd like to recover some space. Can I just delete their
> aneurin# du -sk /usr/ports/distfiles /var/db/portsnap/files
> 965198 /usr/ports/distfiles
This is a cache, so you can delete it, or trim it with distclean
(installed with portupgrade), or portmaster.
> 106594 /var/db/portsnap/files
If you don't use portsnap then you can delete everything
under /var/db/portsnap. Don't delete these files if you do.
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