latest version of ports

Joel Rees joel at
Mon Mar 31 21:55:40 PST 2003

I'm sure I'll get a RTFM on this one, but I'd appreciate it, since my
search skills don't get me to the right place.

What's the standard thing to do when installing the latest/greatest,
fressh from the ssource of ports (like freebsd 4.3)? Is it reasonable to
unpack the tarball in the ports directory? Or is that more liable to
confuse things later, and is it therefore preferable to put them
someplace like /usr/local, where they tend to want to go anyway?

Joel Rees <joel at>

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