Installation directory best practices

Brooks Davis brooks at
Thu Jul 13 18:58:14 UTC 2006

On Thu, Jul 13, 2006 at 07:36:19PM +0100, Shaun Amott wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 13, 2006 at 01:27:20PM +0330, Babak Farrokhi wrote:
> > I wonder if there is any particular guideline for installation of web based
> > application (the ports which install web pages, like www/wordpress,
> > www/serendipity or databases/phpmyadmin).
> The guidelines we have now are that most ports should install into
> www/${PORTNAME}; this means default/unsecured scripts are not visible
> until they have been configured, and also avoids using a directory which
> is server (apache?) specific.
> I think www/data/${PORTNAME} is probably acceptable if the script is
> simple and/or needs no configuration.

Since www/data is usually www/data-dist this would also be wrong.

-- Brooks
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