spreculative: /bin2 & /usr/bin2 and alternative package/ports trees?

Chris Rees utisoft at googlemail.com
Tue Mar 2 17:36:12 UTC 2010

On 1 March 2010 17:18, Chris Telting <christopher-ml at telting.org> wrote:
> Just wondering if anyone cares to share their thoughts about this.
> There are a few ports that I would love to see included in the base tree
> such as OpenLDAP and the Openbsd pdksh or bash.  But It hasn't happened and
> isn't likely to happen.  So I was thinking about the pkg infrastructure.
>  The location of the pkg file database I believe can be specified.  And the
> installation directories I believe can also be specified.  Other than that
> paths would have to be changed for binaries and libraries and probably share
> and other installation points.
> This should allow separate package trees meaning that when I delete and
> reinstall my main ports these programs will not be affected and the package
> database info for these will not be screwed up.
> Is it possible and if it is has anyone implemented it on their own systems?
> Or have people simply taken to installing ports in the main directories?
> Chris

Why does it make a difference with the prefix on where you put them?
You shouldn't manually delete ports, anyway. You should deinstall them
using the port...


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