Moving Ports directory

Edwin Groothuis edwin at
Sat Sep 20 21:38:13 PDT 2003

On Sat, Sep 20, 2003 at 09:31:52PM -0700, Michael Dunham wrote:
> I'm using FreeBSD Current on an older machine.  I have two hard disks
> attached, one 3gb and one 2gb.  I have put the root on the 3gb drive but it
> is now about 80% full.  I would like to move the Ports directory to the 2gb
> drive so I can run a new kernel build.
> What are the steps to move the /usr/ports directory to the other drive?

You can do to things:

- symlink /mnt/harddisk2/ports to /usr/ports and you can work from


- set the variable PORTSDIR to /mnt/harddisk2/ports and you can
  work from /mnt/harddisk2/ports


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