best practices for private ports?

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at
Thu Mar 2 10:33:05 PST 2006

On Thu, 02 Mar 2006 09:24:48 -0600, Vivek Khera <vivek at> wrote:

> I have a few meta-ports I use to configure my base systems.  eg, I have  
> a "kci-dbserver" port that just has runtime requirements for postgres,  
> slony, mysql, and nullmailer.
> Right now I made a subdirectory in ports called local to put them in,  
> but portsnap likes to delete it regularly :-(  These are very specific  
> to my server configurations so don't really make sense for inclusion in  
> the main ports tree.
> What is the preferred location/mechanism for having local ports?   
> Ideally I'd like it to integrate with portupgrade which looks only in  
> /usr/ports/* for the port files.

Use CVSup instead portsnap or copy[1] with some tweak or  
write your own script something similar to that fit your  
need. That's all I can think of.



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