Space used in /opt/local/var/macports
sewebster at gmail.com
Fri Jun 18 23:13:49 PDT 2010
On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 11:00 PM, Michael_google gmail_Gersten
<keybounce at gmail.com> wrote:
> How much of /opt/local/var/macports can be cleaned up?
> Kleiman-ibook:macports michael$ du -s *
> 29716 build
> 497644 distfiles
> 0 logs
> 0 packages
> 12 port-help.tcl
> 4540 receipts
> 0 registry
> 2241476 software
> 92544 sources
> That's over 2 gig in software, and half a gig in distfiles.
You can use "port clean" to get rid of some stuff. Read the man page
for details. For instance, "port clean --all installed" will get rid
of a bunch of stuff, including distfiles. But the "software" you
presumably want to keep, since those are the ports you installed! The
active ones are hardlinked into /opt/local (not using more space).
Read more in the guide (http://guide.macports.org).
You may want to also uninstall inactive ports ("port uninstall
inactive") and you can automatically get rid of the old versions when
you upgrade by using "port upgrade -u outdated". There's a bunch of
stuff on this in the list archives too... you could search for it for
some more discussion.
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