settings PORTSDIR with symlinked /usr/ports

Thierry Herbelot thierry at
Tue Jun 28 13:22:58 GMT 2005

Le Tuesday 28 June 2005 14:58, Stijn Hoop a écrit :
> Discussions in the past have led to the same conclusion: if you
> symlink /usr/ports, you need to set PORTSDIR to the new location. 

fine : will do !

this could perhaps be added to the ports(7) man page : 
PORTSDIR      Location of the ports tree.  This is /usr/ports on FreeBSD
                and OpenBSD, and /usr/pkgsrc on NetBSD.
+	It must be set when /usr/ports is a symlink to the real directory.

	thanks to all


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