MacPorts build/work directory links and TimeMachine

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Wed Oct 1 13:03:22 PDT 2014

On Oct 1, 2014, at 1:17 PM, René J.V. Bertin wrote:
> On Wednesday October 01 2014 12:58:36 Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> I have not examined my time machine backups yet. But you can edit a setting in macports.conf to tell it not to create the work symlink. You could try that, and see if subsequent backups are smaller.
> Really, what is that setting called? I don't see any candidates in my /opt/local/etc/macports/macports.conf ...

Hmm, you're right, it's not documented. I'm not sure why. But it's:

place_worksymlink no

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