How do I use ccache and ports?

Björn König bkoenig at
Sun Aug 7 16:12:03 GMT 2005

Gary W. Swearingen wrote:

> /usr/ports/devel/ccache/pkg-descr
> makes that sound like A Good Thing.
> Any ideas why it's not built into cc/c++, 

Because these are compilers, not compiler caches. I suppose it's not the 
task of a compiler to speed up the build process, but rather producing 
good binaries from source code. I think of the Unix dogma "one task, one 

> or FreeBSD scripts?
> Should we all be using it?  Reasons not to?

It doesn't work always, e.g. the FreeBSD 6.0 userland on amd64 won't 
build properly using ccache.

Regards Björn

Björn König (bkoenig at
student at the Technische Universität Berlin

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