--On Friday, March 27, 2009 09:42:27 -0500 Barnaby Scott <b...@waywood.co.uk> wrote:

Can I ask one more possibly really dumb question, to which I can find no
answer: Is there a 'conventional', or sensible for one reason or
another, place to download application source to? Presumably you don't
want it mixed up in the ports distfiles, or in the system's source
directory. I know this sounds very silly, and the answer might be
'wherever you like', but I do like to learn the conventions which
usually have good reasons behind them.

I don't know that there's a convention for it, but it makes good sense to separate any source installs from the base system and ports system. I use a folder named Downloads, put the tar files in there and then untar them. That creates a separate directory for each untarred source code and leaves the tarballs in the base directory.

The more critical question is where should you install the software. By default wine installs everything in /usr/local/bin/, /usr/local/lib/wine, /usr/local/include/wine and /usr/local/share/wine, which agrees with the default locations for files of those types on FreeBSD. Some people prefer to install compiled-from-source software in other locations. It's really up to you.

Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
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