Installing ports to /usr

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Wed Nov 14 10:13:16 PST 2007

On Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at 01:05:39PM -0500, Matt Fioravante wrote:
> Would there be any negative ramifications to installing ports in /usr
> instead of /usr/local? Like could they potentially clobber system
> binaries and other files or is this pretty safe to do?

It's not safe, for the reasons that you have specified.
Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
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