"sudo port upgrade outdated" fills HDD

Sam Kuper sam.kuper at uclmail.net
Wed Feb 17 08:03:47 PST 2010

On 17 February 2010 15:56, Daniel J. Luke <dluke at geeklair.net> wrote:

> On Feb 17, 2010, at 10:51 AM, Sam Kuper wrote:
> > Now, I've just had a look in /var/vm . It contains a dozen swapfiles of
> 67108864 bytes each, plus a sleepimage file of 2147483648 bytes. I've no
> idea whether this is normal or not, though: I've never looked in that
> directory before.
> I would watch it while building stuff (and/or us activity monitor or
> vm_stat or some other tool to see if the machine was paging itself like
> crazy).

Okay, might give that a go. However, ...

> > I have 2GB RAM installed and the only other thing running was Firefox 3.6
> (and, while I was seeking help on IRC, Colloquy).
> >
> > Any ideas about how I should proceed?
> The easiest thing would be to free up some more HD space and just be
> patient, some things just take lots of time+hd+memory to build (and while I
> don't use boost myself, the impression I've gotten is that it takes quite a
> bit to get built).

Is there a command to show which ports depend on boost? The reason I ask is
that if the ports that depend on boost are ones I can live without or can
find .dmg files for, then I'd prefer to skip boost altogether than to
troubleshoot its build process!

Thanks again,

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