[RFC] Add usr/ports to BSD.usr.mtree

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at britannica.bec.de
Fri Jul 29 14:45:52 GMT 2005

On Fri, Jul 29, 2005 at 12:24:44PM +0800, Xin LI wrote:
> My points to have /usr/ports in the mtree is for convience that users
> creating a jail that is intended to mount the ports tree from the host
> system, without having to create their own in every instances.  What
> do you think about this?

My point of view is that it blurs the distinction between base system
and local extensions. It surely is convient, but I often scratch my
head when I find empty directories on my system. Don't you start to
wonder what those directories exist for?

Back to the given example of mounting ports into multiple jails,
wouldn't you normally have the ports tree only in one jail and use that
for all building? The dinoex scripts come to my mind.


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