Michael Lednev wrote:

Is there any way to compact /var/db/portsnap other than deleting it
and doing postsnap fetch?

I don't like portsnap -- granted I've never typed the portsnap command in my 10 years of FreeBSD use. I use cvsup!

More info:

Make a file called /usr/src/ports-supfile
*default host=cvsup8.FreeBSD.org
*default base=/var/db
*default prefix=/usr
*default release=cvs tag=.
*default delete use-rel-suffix
*default compress

Then, run this command:
cvsup /usr/src/ports-supfile

If you don't have cvsup installed, run this command:
 # pkg_add -r cvsup-without-gui

For more info on the supfile, look at this file on your FreeBSD machine: /usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile

Preferring cvsup to portsnap is kinda like preferring vim over emacs... It's a holy war and the vi/cvsup side uses less disk space.

- Rudy
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