Software installasion (Was: Re: Wine without X)
mel.flynn+fbsd.questions at mailing.thruhere.net
Sat Mar 28 09:18:09 PDT 2009
On Saturday 28 March 2009 13:06:44 Robert Huff wrote:
> Mel Flynn writes:
> > > Can I ask one more possibly really dumb question, to which I
> > > can find no answer: Is there a 'conventional', or sensible
> > > for one reason oranother, place to download application source to?
> > Most systems I use or inherited use a variation of ~/src ~/cvs or
> > ~/svn, where src are the tarballs + their extracted source and
> > cvs/svn checkouts and/or exports.
> I have never done this, but if I were running a private ports
> tree I would be tempted to root it (if not on a separate partition)
> at "/usr/priv_ports" or something similar and have the structure
> minic /usr/ports whereever possible. The name would then be
> semi-intuitive, and a simple change of a few environment variables
> (perhaps in the login file of an account dedicated to working on
> those ports) would be all it took to change the framework.
A private portstree (as in: uses the ports framework for compiling and
installing software, including registering the port in /var/db/pkg) is best
kept in /usr/ports/local. One needs to set VALID_CATEGORIES=local in
/etc/make.conf and optionally add SUBDIR+=local in /usr/ports/Makefile.local
if one cares about the ports ending up in the INDEX and make search.
Ideally software not registering itself inside /var/db/pkg (as in software
compiled by hand) should NOT be installed in $LOCALBASE (/usr/local by
default) as there is no guarantee through the ports CONFLICTS mechanism, that
a port overwrites files installed by your hand-compiled software.
More information about the freebsd-questions