Subject: Re: pkg/14684: make clean in pkgsrc is waaay too slow
To: None <>
From: gabriel rosenkoetter <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/22/2001 14:41:20
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On Thu, Nov 22, 2001 at 01:42:28PM -0500, wrote:
> 	make clean in pkgsrc is way too slow when the user generally=20
> just wants the space used to build multiple packages back. Rather than
> go through a bazillion make files (and their fork()/exec()s) to wipe out=
> the work directories, why not nuke the buggers directly?  While we're=20
> at it, let's nuke the tarballs in distfiles, too.

While I agree with the sentiment, let's please NOT nuke the
distfiles and tarballs. That's what make distclean is for. I've got
the disk space for the distfiles, and I want them there so that I
can get them more quickly onto all my other machines. I still want
to be able to make clean a package if I think local modifications
are causing some brokenness in the build of that package (and,
anyway, we make clean after make install by default these days, no?).

       ~ g r @

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