How to stop ports recompiling gcc, llvm, etc.?

Rastko P lylecorman at
Tue Jun 13 15:25:14 UTC 2017

I have some experience with FreeBSD. I don't mind building ports. You
know sometimes it's necessary (most FreeBSD software is ported, and
needs to be configured)

But I cannot find in the documentation how to prevent a port
re-compiling different versions of GCC or other such monsters, when I
already compiled them.

Any clear-cut solutions?

I know you can install binary packages, that is not relevant to my
question, unless you are being somewhat cynical.

On 13.06.2017 17:05, Dimitry Andric wrote:
> On 13 Jun 2017, at 15:51, Rastko P <lylecorman at> wrote:
>> I think my machine will die from severe dehydration if every other port
>> keeps recompiling compilers.
>> The last make for the "documentation translation" port took 6 hours or
>> more.  What's that in fan oil costs?
>> How to prevent this?
> Install binary packages.
> -Dimitry

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