Staging and /var

From: Stephen Roznowski <>
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2022 17:54:20 UTC
I'm in the process of creating a new port that requires the installation of some files in /var.

I notice that the file /usr/ports/Templates/BSD.local.dist doesn't have any of the /var tree in it, is there a particular reason why that is missing? (I could see where a small subset of /var would be useful to autocreate in the stage directory.)

I realize that I can just do:


        @${MKDIR} ${STAGEDIR}/var/xxx

for the directories that I need.

If there isn't a particular reason why this is excluded, I can go ahead a create a bug report/patch for this file.