Package location

Doug Hardie bc979 at
Mon Mar 3 20:29:39 UTC 2008

On Mar 3, 2008, at 11:43, Ion-Mihai Tetcu wrote:

> On Mon, 3 Mar 2008 00:39:54 -0800
> Doug Hardie <bc979 at> wrote:
>> 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.
> Probably you chose not to install the ports tarball.

Nope.  That was selected and installed.

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