best practices for private ports?

Vivek Khera vivek at
Mon Mar 6 06:51:00 PST 2006

On Mar 6, 2006, at 2:06 AM, Vasil Dimov wrote:

> Or create a script that calls portsnap and then restores your "local"
> ports automatically, something like
> cp -r /usr/ports-local/category/port /usr/ports/category/

I'm probably gonna have to do something like that...

but is "local" the preferred category?  I have to manually force it  
on to VALID_CATEGORIES in my port.  i don't see a pre-defined  
location for local private ports.

> Btw, have you tried playing with /usr/ports/.cvsignore?

Not sure what that will buy me.  What would be the goal of adding  
directories to it?

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