Installing ports to /usr

Josh Carroll josh.carroll at
Wed Nov 14 11:10:56 PST 2007

> 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?

More importantly, why do you want/need to do this? I personally like
the separation of world and ports. It keeps things nice and tidy, and
that's I'm sure a major reason why it was done that way (obviously,
clobbering things in /usr is the main reason).


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