Subject: pkgsrc & disk space
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG, tech-userlevel@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 05/08/1998 19:21:00
I was just asked how much a full build of pkgsrc as of today takes up...

I've done a full build[*] over the last few days, and the resulting binary
packages (/usr/pkgsrc/packages/All/*) take up 100-150MB, diskspace neede while
building was approx. 1.5-2GB.

The latter may seem horribly high, but if you have WRKOBJDIR set and do a "make
package" starting at the pkgsrc root, then you can wipe away all that's already
compiled once your disk is full.

 - Hubert

[*] on i386 V1.3 system - no UVM, gcc 2.7

Hubert Feyrer <>