Jeff Elkins bsd at
Fri Feb 6 14:43:54 PST 2004

On Friday 06 February 2004 5:28 pm, Jez Hancock wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 06, 2004 at 05:21:22PM -0500, Jeff Elkins wrote:
> > I'm up to about 700Mb of files in /usr/ports/distfiles. Other than
> > insurance in case of a re-install, is there a good reason to keep them
> > around?
> No, you can safely delete anything in /usr/ports/distfiles or remove and
> recreate the directory.  It just means that if you decide to reinstall a
> port for some reason, the source tarball will be downloaded again to
> /usr/ports/distfiles - as you know anyway by the sounds of it.
> :P

Thanks. I suspected I could nuke distfiles, but being a BSD newbie I wanted to 
check first.


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