Package location

Doug Hardie bc979 at
Mon Mar 3 08:39:56 UTC 2008

On Mar 2, 2008, at 23:50, Scot Hetzel wrote:

> 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.

I don't recall ever having to create the directory.  Seems like the  
base install created it for me.  Anyway, I have moved all of them  
there and everything seems to work fine.  Thanks.

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