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authorZac Medico <>2008-05-11 19:35:26 +0000
committerZac Medico <>2008-05-11 19:35:26 +0000
commit4991e6b76600663c0f09615ec93797a4b389317b (patch)
treeb8aaa338bfcc90996bf4613e1b4b9d451053d58e /cnf
parentBug #220111 - Update the DISTDIR docs to clarify that it's safe to remove (diff)
Sync make.conf.example with make.conf.5 for bug #220111.
svn path=/main/trunk/; revision=10290
Diffstat (limited to 'cnf')
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/cnf/make.conf b/cnf/make.conf
index c410307d..50746a8a 100644
--- a/cnf/make.conf
+++ b/cnf/make.conf
@@ -87,12 +87,11 @@
# DISTDIR is where all of the source code tarballs will be placed for
-# emerges. The source code is maintained here unless you delete
-# it. The entire repository of tarballs for Gentoo is 9G. This is
-# considerably more than any user will ever download. 2-3G is
-# a large DISTDIR. Note that locations under /usr/portage are not
-# necessarily safe for data storage. See the PORTDIR documentation
-# for more information.
+# emerges. After packages are built, it is safe to remove any and
+# all files from this directory since they will be automatically
+# fetched on demand for a given build. If you would like to
+# selectively prune obsolete files from this directory, see
+# eclean from the gentoolkit package.
# PKGDIR is the location of binary packages that you can have created