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 -- A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text. Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing? A: Top-posting. Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail? _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"