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Re: OpenPackages comments

On Mon, 11 Sep 2000, Wilfredo Sanchez wrote:
> > Second, the location where FreeBSD installs things is really lousy. 
> > /usr/ports (per the above paragraph) is not a great idea; I'd prefer 
> > /usr/pkg or /usr/pkgsrc per NetBSD.  And /usr/opt or /usr/pkg for 
> > installing things. 
>   Out of curiosity, why isn't /usr/local used for ports?  I use /usr
> for base system hooey and /usr/local for ports.

On NetBSD, it was decided that /usr/local is left for the user to put
things in. In retrospect, using a non-standard directory has proven to be
an excellent way to find programs that don't honour any directions to
install into non-/usr/local. 

Today, you can set LOCALBASE=/usr/local and get a perfectly working set of
packages in /usr/local, if you decide to do so. (Ii'm using this setup on
a machine running NetBSD/sparc). 

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <hubert.feyrer@informatik.fh-regensburg.de>

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