To keep or not to keep tarballs

J. Limon jlimon at eml.cc
Wed Jul 22 02:50:09 UTC 2009


Personally, I have my /etc/pkgmk.conf set up like so..

PKGMK_SOURCE_DIR="/var/ports/distfiles"
PKGMK_PACKAGE_DIR="/var/ports/packages"
PKGMK_WORK_DIR="/dev/shm/pkgmk-work-$name"

That way I can easily weed out what I need and do not need. :)

Hope that helps!


On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 07:33:52PM +0100, Hazel Russman 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?
> 
> I ask because I do not have a very large partition for my Crux system and I don't want it to get filled up with unnecessary files.
> 
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