selfbuild packages repository

Jonathan Horne freebsd at
Thu Nov 15 06:20:51 PST 2007

lately, ive been exclusively doing 'make package-recursive' and  
'portupgrade -apP', and have thus collected quite a lot of packages  
over the past 6 months (which use to keep multiple systems updated).

on my NFS server, my /usr/ports/packages/All directory has built up  
many incrementing versions of the same packages.  is there a way to  
keep the ./All directory culled back match whatever is in ./Latest?

im not a programmer and am about as novice as you can get when it  
comes to shell scripting, but im seeing somethign that could compare  
./Latest with ./All, and anything that is linked from Latest to All  
would be kept, and anything that no longer has a symlink, would be  

can anyone help me out with a nice way of doing this?
Jonathan Horne
freebsd at

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