must /compat/linux stay in root-fs?

Polytropon freebsd at
Sun Jan 10 10:25:22 UTC 2010

On Sun, 10 Jan 2010 11:21:02 +0100, Matthias Apitz <guru at> wrote:
> Can I safely move the /compat tu /usr/local/compat and do a symlink to
> let point /compat --> /usr/local/compat or is there some reason that
> linux-f10 ports put all into /compat in root-fs?

I don't see any problem to do so. On my 7 default install,
there's /compat@ -> usr/compat, and /usr lives on a separate

As long as the symlink is present, it should not be a problem.
I see that you're suggestion /usr/local/compat instead of the
default /usr/compat - maybe it's worth providing an additional
symlink compat@ -> local/compat from within /usr?

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