On Saturday 28 March 2009 13:06:44 Robert Huff wrote: > Mel Flynn writes: > > > 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 oranother, place to download application source to? > > > > Most systems I use or inherited use a variation of ~/src ~/cvs or > > ~/svn, where src are the tarballs + their extracted source and > > cvs/svn checkouts and/or exports. > > I have never done this, but if I were running a private ports > tree I would be tempted to root it (if not on a separate partition) > at "/usr/priv_ports" or something similar and have the structure > minic /usr/ports whereever possible. The name would then be > semi-intuitive, and a simple change of a few environment variables > (perhaps in the login file of an account dedicated to working on > those ports) would be all it took to change the framework.
A private portstree (as in: uses the ports framework for compiling and installing software, including registering the port in /var/db/pkg) is best kept in /usr/ports/local. One needs to set VALID_CATEGORIES=local in /etc/make.conf and optionally add SUBDIR+=local in /usr/ports/Makefile.local if one cares about the ports ending up in the INDEX and make search. Ideally software not registering itself inside /var/db/pkg (as in software compiled by hand) should NOT be installed in $LOCALBASE (/usr/local by default) as there is no guarantee through the ports CONFLICTS mechanism, that a port overwrites files installed by your hand-compiled software. -- Mel _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"