chmod -R g+w /usr/ports?

Tobias Roth roth at
Wed Apr 6 03:23:43 PDT 2005

On Wed, Apr 06, 2005 at 07:12:30PM +0900, Joel wrote:
> I'm sure this is a flamewar kind of question. I did at least search the
> ports archive for "chmod".
> So, here's my probably shallow analysis:
> My general admin user is a member of wheel. The ports tree is all group
> wheel. Therefore, 
>     chmod -R g+w /usr/ports 
> and I can at least make without being root.
> What am I missing, besides the obvious -- make install won't fly without
> su or sudo? 

you're missing WRKDIRPREFIX

cheers, t.

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