rough method of cleaning the ports tree
jerrymc at msu.edu
Wed Dec 19 08:20:52 PST 2007
On Tue, Dec 18, 2007 at 10:31:05PM -0500, Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
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> 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.
> > 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.
> > What does the list think of this method?
> Even though it will take quite a bit longer you should just do a "make
> distclean" in /usr/ports that way anything you hand modified will be
> retained (also you might want to consider keeping a local cvs
> repository if this is an issue)
That's a good idea too.
But, it might not do enough. So, still consider moving /usr/ports.
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> Aryeh M. Friedman
> FloSoft Systems
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