port install to alternate jail path

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Sat Apr 26 00:28:57 PDT 2003

On Fri, Apr 25, 2003 at 11:59:08PM -0700, iLLfated wrote:
> Greetings,
>   Lo all i've been trying to use: 
> make install --prefix="/my/path" 
> to install a port to an alternate path. I also tried
> export PREFIX="/my/path" and prefix=/my/path" one of
> them seems to work for some packages but not all. I've
> been trying to glean info from the port creation
> documentation tho i'm having a hard time figuring it
> out.

PREFIX is the correct way to do it.  Ports that do not respect this
are broken; please contact the maintainer or use send-pr to note the

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