Getting rid of port binaries in /software

Eric A. Borisch eborisch at
Thu May 19 06:24:44 PDT 2016

On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 5:43 AM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> wrote:
>> On May 18, 2016, at 6:05 PM, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
>> On 19 May 2016 at 00:25, Eric A. Borisch wrote:
>>> If you are just looking to save some space at the expense of time, you could
>>> set:
>>> portarchivetype      txz
>>> in macports.conf; on some of the big clang/llvm archives this is ~2x
>>> improvement...
>> But in current implementation that probably means that all the
>> packages have to be compiled locally?
> Yes. Which will probably bring in build-only dependencies that weren't necessary before. Which will remove some of the space savings. So this is probably not a good change for users to make.
> Instead, we should switch the pre-built binaries to txz, as we've though about doing before.

Indeed, which is where I hoped the discussion would go. ;)

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