removing distfiles?

illoai at illoai at
Wed May 27 22:09:34 UTC 2009

2009/5/27 Roland Smith <rsmith at>:
> 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?
> Sure.
>> 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.

I love portmaster.

Another advantage of ports-mgmt/portmaster:
$ head -n4 `which portmaster`

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