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

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-ports-local at
Tue Jun 13 15:55:11 UTC 2017

Rastko P <lylecorman at> writes:

> I have a fresh 11-RELEASE dist. I am 'bootstrapping' the environment.
> I am in the process of building mail/thunderbird-52.1.1, because the
> binary doesn't have support for Lightning calendar extension.
> Yesterday, a documentation port build pulled in a lot of dependencies,
> including GCC, LLVM, and a lot of others. 6+ hours of compile-time.
> After it finished I immediately issued a 'df' cmd, and lo-and-behold,
> not more than 1GB was taken by the build process. Now that you've
> mentioned it, pkg says GCC or LLVM are not to be found installed. I am
> missing something huge here.

Are you using synth, or poudriere? A normal port build would leave those
things installed if it needed them at build time.

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