size of source tree

Arthur Chance freebsd at
Sat Apr 12 12:04:25 UTC 2014

On 12/04/2014 12:50, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> 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.

Wasn't svnup (${PORTS}/net/svnup) designed for this? It fetches from svn 
respositories but doesn't use the .svn directory.

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