editors/vim installs to /

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Fri Sep 17 20:29:43 UTC 2010

On 9/17/2010 10:49 AM, jhell wrote:
> After a force upgrade of vim that had failed unfortunately not
> registering the files it installed already I found out that it is
> installing to / ~!!!!! ugh.
> Why is ${PREFIX} being used and not ${LOCALBASE} ???

LOCALBASE is where the ports can find things that have been previously 
installed. PREFIX is where a port will install into. Personally I've 
never seen a valid argument for having 2 separate definitions, but 
that's how it has always been.




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