removing distfiles?

Roland Smith rsmith at
Wed May 27 21:12:06 UTC 2009

On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 10:43:51PM +0200, herbert langhans wrote:
> Hi Daemons,
> a short question: 
> I can delete the .tar.gz files from /usr/ports/distfiles - is this correct?

> Not that some port tree management goes crazy (dependencies or such)..

They won't. But they'll have to re-download relevent ones if you decide
to rebuild a port.

Using e.g. 'portmaster --clean-distfiles-all' only removes those distfiles
that do not belong to installed ports.

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