Package location

Scot Hetzel swhetzel at
Mon Mar 3 07:50:41 UTC 2008

On 3/2/08, Doug Hardie <bc979 at> wrote:
> Adding ports to FreeBSD 7 I normally build from source and create a
>  package.  With previous versions the created packages went into /usr/
>  ports/packages/All.  However the packages directory was not created on
>  a new installation.  The packages were being built in the ports top
>  level directory.  Before I noticed that, I created a packages
>  directory and the remaining packages are being built in it as before.
>  I didn't find any indications of a change in the various notes with
>  the release.  Has there been a change in the package structure?
That is how it always worked.

If you don't create the /usr/ports/packages directory, then make
package in /usr/ports/<category>/<port> will place the newly created
package in this directory.


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