installing to jail

Miroslav Lachman 000.fbsd at
Thu Apr 21 22:38:52 UTC 2011

Mickey Harvey wrote:
> Is there an easy way to install a port from a host system to the equivalent
> directories in a hosted jail? For example if I have a jail at /jail/www and
> want to install a port that installs its config file as
> /usr/local/etc/thefile.conf and its binaries into /usr/local/bin. Is there a
> way to easily change it to install the files to
> /jail/www/usr/local/etc/thefile.conf and /jail/www/usr/local/bin?

The easiest way is to mount host's /usr/ports in to jailed system:

mount -t nullfs /usr/ports /jail/www/usr/ports

then you can execute what ever command in your jail by jexec command 
with JID of given jail:

jexec 1 portmaster www/apache22

Or you can enter the jail

jexec 1 tcsh

and then you can do same steps like in any non jailed system:

cd /usr/ports/www/apache22
make install clean

Miroslav Lachman

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