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dreamop
 
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Post Posted July 5th, 2014, 11:34 am

Hello,
I recently built nightly 30.0 on FreeBSD 10.
I created a build directory and untar'ed the sources. Everything went ok with the build (which remains in the "build" directory. My question is, the "build" directory is over 7 GB. I'd like to free up that space. I tried moving the /usr/home/doug/build/mozilla-release/obj-x86_64-unknown-freebsd10.0/dist/ folder to my home directory, but when running firefox, I get an error:
$ ./firefox
Could not find the mozilla runtime.

What can I safely delete without breaking my new build?

Philip Chee

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Post Posted July 6th, 2014, 9:33 am

dreamop wrote:Hello,
I recently built nightly 30.0 on FreeBSD 10.
I created a build directory and untar'ed the sources. Everything went ok with the build (which remains in the "build" directory. My question is, the "build" directory is over 7 GB. I'd like to free up that space. I tried moving the /usr/home/doug/build/mozilla-release/obj-x86_64-unknown-freebsd10.0/dist/ folder to my home directory, but when running firefox, I get an error:
$ ./firefox
Could not find the mozilla runtime.

What can I safely delete without breaking my new build?
All you need to run your build is in dist/bin/ you can delete the rest (unless you want to build Firefox regularly).

Alternatively, cd to where you put your object-dir and run:
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make install
and make should install Firefox into your home dir (I think). I don't run *nix so I can't confirm if this works.

Phil

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Post Posted July 7th, 2014, 5:31 am

You may need run "make package".

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