Installing ports to /usr

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Wed Nov 14 10:42:06 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?

You break the 'standard' file/directory hierarchy.   Even though it is
not supposed to be so, there may be some things out there that make the
assumption that stuff will be found in its standard place.

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