CCache: Segregating cache directories per port

Chris Jones jonesc at
Fri Dec 11 19:16:32 UTC 2020


Just curious, but what exactly is the advantage of doing this ? I am not sure i see what problem you are trying to solve that a single cache causes .


> On 11 Dec 2020, at 6:20 pm, Christopher Nielsen <mascguy at> wrote:
> Is it possible to easily override the ccache directory via command-line, with the goal of maintaining separate caches per port?
> I did some quick digging through the MacPorts TCL files, and didn’t see support for such an override.
> My current solution — workable, though not ideal — is to update ‘ccache_dir’ in ~/.macports/macports.conf. That’s easily doable via a ‘port’ wrapper script.
> But assuming I didn’t miss anything, would folks be open to having the ability to specify ‘ccache_dir’ from the port command-line? If so, I’ll contribute the changes.
> Thoughts?

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