Compiling Ports...

JK jdkullmann at
Thu Jan 5 11:50:02 PST 2006

On Thu, 5 Jan 2006 14:41:50 -0500
  "Michael P. Soulier" <msoulier at> wrote:
> 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 
>> 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 
> you would want to change it. The port installs a package that you 
> then remove easily with the pkg tools. Why would you want to do 

But wait! I thought the pkg system maintained track of where things 
were installed even if directed somewhere else and a pkg_delete etc 
would still work.  No?

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