Installing ports to /usr

Robert Huff roberthuff at
Thu Nov 15 05:34:25 PST 2007

Matt Fioravante writes:

>  Well I was just comtemplating the idea of setting up a freebsd
>  load at my workplace. They already run linux and solaris and
>  because of bad decisions in the past, they mount their afs shares
>  on /usr/local. So I would have to install ports in /usr or some
>  other prefix.

	Nobody's saying you can't put them somewhere else, only that
the specific location "/usr" (and by extension anywhere that already
has a function under hier) is a Really Bad Idea.

					Robert Huff

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