Peter Humphrey wrote:
> On Wednesday, 11 April 2018 11:27:39 BST Dale wrote:
>> R0b0t1 wrote:
>>> On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 11:08 PM, Dale <> wrote:
>>>> J. Roeleveld wrote:
>>>>> Sounds like a bug.
>>>>> All fetch restriction packages I encounter want it in your distfiles
>>>>> folder. (Wherever you configured it to be)
>>>>> I haven't really read the text on these myself lately, so not sure if
>>>>> other packages have the same, but I didn't notice any path other than
>>>>> my distfiles dir.
>>>>> Most common one I have is the citrix 'icaclient'.
>>>>> --
>>>>> Joost
>>>> Picking random post to reply to so anyone can respond to this question.
>>>> I recall years ago there was talk of moving distfiles and such to a
>>>> directory in /var on new installs at least.  At the time, I moved mine
>>>> to /var/cache/portage.  I seem to recall that another location ended up
>>>> being picked.  Does anyone recall if the move ever did occur and if so,
>>>> where it went?  I recall reading about it but can't recall what was
>>>> final on it or if it ended up being moved at all.
>>> Do you mean /usr/portage/distfiles?
>>> Can we stop using Oracle's JVM?
>>> Cheers,
>>>      R0b0t1
>> I think that is where they were talking about moving it from.  At one
>> point, they were discussing putting it in /var somewhere.  Maybe they
>> decided not to move it at all.  I seem to recall there being a quite
>> active and lengthy thread about it on -dev but that was years ago.  I
>> don't think my archives go back that far. 
>> Oh well.  I was just curious.  Mine is in /var/cache/portage/.  At the
>> time, that I think had the most support.  Either way, it works for me
>> and it can be put pretty much anywhere sensible. 
> Especially if you have separate partitions, as I do. Portage, packages and 
> distfiles can be mounted anywhere with simple changes to fstab and make.conf. 
> That makes the debates over what should live where somewhat moot.

Exactly.  At some point I needed to move it because packages was taking
up a lot of drive space.  I don't think I was using LVM back then.  I
did have a good size /var partition tho so it fit nicely there.  I keep
binaries of everything just in case something bad happens and I need to
go back quickly or easily or both.  Thing is, some of those are pretty
large and tend to get larger with each upgrade.  Once a partition gets
to about 80% or so full, I start making plans to make them larger.  I
used to have to boot a DVD/USB stick and have a spare hard drive to do
that but LVM makes that easier.  Everyone doesn't have that option tho. 

Sometimes I wish I had elephant memory but then again, I may not like
that either.  :/


:-)  :-) 

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