On a serious note, what I'd change about FreeBSD hier(7)

Bob Proulx bob at proulx.com
Wed May 6 20:00:16 UTC 2020

Timo Buhrmester wrote:
> > I'd pretty much want to have all non-base stuff into somewhere else
> > than /usr/local. I like NetBSD installing ports in /usr/pkg (or
> > whenever you want set your $PREFIX to). I'd rather have /usr/local for
> > my own personal software and avoid it messing up with official ports.
> Same here.  I have a single FreeBSD machine in an ocean of NetBSD and
> Linux so every now and then I'll install something without stopping to
> recall that I'm on the FreeBSD machine.  It hurts every time to undo
> the installation, especially when what was installed collided with
> an installed port.
> Maybe I should write a make wrapper that detects whether I'm in
> /usr/local and goes Abort, Retry, Ignore?...

Same here too.  Except for the old DOS Abort, Retry, Ignore part!


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