Kernel module path for ports?

Craig Boston craig at
Tue Jan 25 18:51:28 PST 2005

I'm working on a port that needs to install a kernel module (loaded by
an rcNG script).  Is there a preferred location for kernel modules
installed by a port?

A quick search of Google, the Porter's Handbook, and hier(7) came up
empty.  The following locations seem to be popular:


There's also /boot/modules, but that's outside of PREFIX...  Would
anyone care to set a standard?


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