size of source tree

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Sat Apr 12 11:51:06 UTC 2014

On 12/04/2014 10:09, Erich Dollansky wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sat, 12 Apr 2014 09:26:23 +0100
> Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at> wrote:
>> On 12/04/2014 04:54, Erich Dollansky wrote:
>>> The source tree dated 26.03.14 has a size of some 899GM while
>>> today's source tree has some 1.8GB.
>>> Why is it suddenly so huge?
>> How were these source trees obtained?  A checkout from SVN will have a
>> .svn directory containing pristine copies of all of the files, which
>> will pretty much double the space requirement.
> both have been obtained with svn. The smaller one was started last year
> with the then current version of svn.
> Is there an option to turn this behaviour of keeping a copy off?

Not if you want to use SVN.  You can use freebsd-update to get system
sources -- but only from a release branch.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.

JID: matthew at

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