rough method of cleaning the ports tree
jerrymc at msu.edu
Wed Dec 19 08:19:27 PST 2007
On Wed, Dec 19, 2007 at 11:23:05AM +0800, Erich Dollansky wrote:
> after noticing how large my ports tree grows while compiling, I thought
> of simply deleting it and do a CVSup to get a new one after the
> compilation is finished.
Your better bet is to move your /usr/ports to your largest filesystem
and make a symlink to it. Then you should have enough room to
make most things.
> This should be much faster and also should do some kind o
> defragmentation. I simply cannot believe that the huge ports tree will
> still be very well organised after some months.
There is no problem with this. It is not Microsloth.
> What does the list think of this method?
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