Installing ports to /usr

Philip M. Gollucci pgollucci at
Thu Nov 15 09:37:11 PST 2007

Matt Fioravante wrote:
> 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.
Why repeat past mistakes :) ?

just make /usr and /usr/local on the freebsd box different partitions.

Then mount it as
mount -t nfs feebsd-host:/usr/local /usr/local/freebsd

and add /usr/local/freebsd/{sbin,bin} to the $PATH

Philip M. Gollucci (philip at
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