25mb vs 300mb ports

Kevin Stevens Kevin_Stevens at pursued-with.net
Fri Apr 23 14:56:44 PDT 2004

On Fri, 23 Apr 2004, Peter Leftwich wrote:

> At the FreeBSD.Org ports website, however, it says the total size of
> the tarball (tar/gzip) is 25mb.  Is this a matter of compressed
> versus uncompressed?  Why the discrepancy?

That's part of it, the other part is that the ports consist of a lot of
small files, so you have a significant block/directory size overhead as


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