Compiling Ports...

Michael P. Soulier msoulier at
Thu Jan 5 11:41:53 PST 2006

On 1/5/06, Crispy Beef <crispy.beef at> wrote:
> Am trying to get my head around the ports system, specifically custom options
> when compiling.  For example I would like to install apache 2.2 under it's own
> dir in /usr/local, say /usr/local/apache22.  If I was rolling my own version
> using the configure script I would do:
> ./configure prefix="/usr/local/apache22"

I believe the default prefix can be changed, but I'm unclear as to why
you would want to change it. The port installs a package that you can
then remove easily with the pkg tools. Why would you want to do this?

Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at>
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a
touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction."
--Albert Einstein

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