rough method of cleaning the ports tree

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Wed Dec 19 08:19:27 PST 2007

On Wed, Dec 19, 2007 at 11:23:05AM +0800, Erich Dollansky wrote:

> Hi,
> 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?
> Erich
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