When do binaries get removed?

Adam Vande More amvandemore at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 04:23:49 UTC 2010

On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 7:03 PM, Michael D. Norwick <mnorwick at centurytel.net
> wrote:

> Good evening;
> When building and installing an application from ports, how does the
> original binary or script, in /usr/bin, /usr/lib, /usr/etc..., from the
> distribution, get removed?

It doesn't.

> The make install foo command does not appear to symlink the original
> application location to the new one in /usr/local/whatever.  Does it even
> matter?

 What is your end goal?  man hier(7) if you want to know where things live.

This contains a simple method to to build a FreeBSD gui install.


FreeBSD documentation isn't like Debian, if you follow the handbook exactly
and completely, it nearly always works.

Adam Vande More

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