local ports collection

till plewe till.plewe at gmail.com
Tue Dec 3 17:46:41 UTC 2013

Thanks for the answer. DESTDIR was supposed to be DISTDIR (typo).
Setting SU_CMD was the hint I needed. Now it seems adjusting ldconfig
is the only thing left to do. pkg installed without problems.

On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 2:08 AM, Lowell Gilbert
<freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org> wrote:
> till plewe <till.plewe at gmail.com> writes:
>> I would like to use the ports tree to install and manage packages inside my
>> home directory. I tried setting:
> Don't use DESTDIR; it doesn't do what you think it does.
> [What did you think it did anyway, and why?]
>> to directories within my home directory but then I get error messages like
>> $ make build
>> ===>  Creating some important subdirectories
>> mount_nullfs: Operation not permitted
>> when trying to build/install ports.
>> Any suggestions on how to use ports completely avoiding root?
>> (I rented space on a server and have permission to install binaries
>> but do not have root access)
> You'll probably have to change SU_CMD as well.
> Something like "su $USER -c" should do it.
> And you may need to bootstrap the pkg(8) command somehow.
> Good luck.

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