2009/3/28 Robert Huff <roberth...@rcn.com>:
>
> 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.
>
>
>                                Robert Huff
>

I'm always inclined to use --PREFIX=/sw/local/ when compiling; I'm
used to Fink on my Mac, so /sw is a nice directory for that.

Chris
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