Hi Uli and the rest of the FreeBSD forum: Thanks for your advice - though I am not entirely sure what the purpose of your last questions are.
To answer though: My HD is about 1.2G - it is sharing 2.0G with another OS. /usr ~ 778M usr/ports ~247M total /usr being used is ~595M with about 183M free. The problem is not disk space - it appears to be file handles. Remember, those ports files are only about 0.5K each - so lots of inodes are being used in file infrastructure. Midnight Comm which I use for a lot of file navigation indicates that I had 99838 inodes available - of which there are now only 602 free! Yesterday that was about 900, but then I mirrored part of a friend's website and used another 300. As you can see, I need to free up some file handling capability. Thanks for any further advice you can give. Cheers, Graham/ ----- Original Message ----- From: "Peter Ulrich Kruppa" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "Graham North" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Cc: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Sunday, June 13, 2004 1:29 AM Subject: Re: Pruning the Ports Tree > On Sat, 12 Jun 2004, Graham North wrote: > > > Is it alright to prune the Ports tree - and still do updates later. > > > > I am running 4.8 stable and recently did a full Ports tree > > update using CVSUP. This generates several questions. 1) I > > took the advice of Michael Urban's book and upgraded from the > > "Head" of the source tree rather than from that for 4.8 - did I > > really want to do that? Does it matter for a Ports only > > updating? > It is recommended to use the appropriate kernel and base system > with your ports. Things might work the way you did it, or > (probably) not. > > 2) The tree is getting pretty big - result, lots of > > files. My hard drive is not very big - it is down to a few > > hundred inodes (file handles) within the usr directory. Can I > > prune the tree on my hard drive without compromising future > > updates? If it helps, my machine is not using X only command > > mode so there are lots of Ports that will never be made. > For further advices it would be helpful to know how big your hd > is and how much diskspace is used by your ports tree. > You can check the latter by > # du -h -d 1 > (see # man du) > > Regards, > > Uli. > > > Thanks for any help that can be offered. > > > > Graham/ > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > > > > > +---------------------------+ > | Peter Ulrich Kruppa | > | Wuppertal | > | Germany | > +---------------------------+ _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"