How to disable staging support in ports tree universally?

Alexey Dokuchaev danfe at
Sat Oct 12 13:44:13 UTC 2013

On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 09:15:25AM +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> Yes, there are a lot of changes happening at the moment.  We're trying
> to catch up with ten or more years of progress in a year or so.  The
> technical reasoning behind our implementing these changes has been
> discussed elsewhere so I'll not rehash it further here other than to say
> that the vast majority of ports users and developers are behind where
> we're going with this.

One of the most annoying things about staging (for me) is that it broke
many ports "make install" from regular user.  E.g. audio/faad and misc/mc
are affected, just to name a few.

At a glance, it happens because they first install files with 444 perms,
and then try to do something on them.  Previously it was done after su(1)
had asked for root, but with staging, it's done as user, and thus fails.


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