Does MacPorts depend on Spotlight?
andrejohn.mas at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 15:09:23 UTC 2021
Just wondering whether it would make sense for MacPorts to auto exclude that folder? Does spotlight even provide an API or command that would allow MacPorts to do that?
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> On 16 Nov 2021, at 21:03, Richard L. Hamilton <rlhamil at smart.net> wrote:
> Good, thanks. Perhaps I wouldn't exclude the whole /opt/local (or whatever install prefix) unless performance is a major issue, but /opt/local/var/macports, which is less likely to be interesting in terms of commands or configuration files or documentation, and both large (mine is 24GiB when the entire /opt/local is only 35GiB - and I frequently remove most inactive ports and run a port clean installed) and active in terms of changes.
>> On Nov 16, 2021, at 16:06, Chris Jones <jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
>> I am not aware of any use macports itself makes of spotlight, so for sure if you don’t plan on using it yourself to search the install prefix, you can disable it.
>>>> On 16 Nov 2021, at 6:26 am, Richard L. Hamilton <rlhamil at smart.net> wrote:
>>> Seems it'd thrash Spotlight a lot less during "port selfupdate" or "port upgrade outdated" to exclude /opt/local, as long as that wouldn't break anything (obviously one couldn't then use Spotlight to search /opt/local, but that's ok with me).
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