To keep or not to keep tarballs

Mikhail Kolesnik mike at
Tue Jul 21 21:19:49 UTC 2009

Hello, Hazel.

On Tue, 21 Jul 2009 19:33:52 +0100
Hazel Russman <hazel_russman at> wrote:

> In Gentoo, one normally keeps source tarballs because they are frequently re-used, either for patch updates or for rebuilding packages against upgraded libraries. Is this also the case in Crux? And do the compiled .pkg.tar.gz files need to be kept after the package has been installed?

You can easily adjust a few lines in pkgmk.conf(5) to put packages
and/or tarballs to the temporary directory, for example. And there is no
need to keep packages unless you want to dive into some specific
version to search for something. The pkg-backup[1][2] might be a very
handy tool.


Mikhail Kolesnik
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