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Re: Suggestion: change in directory structure (minor)
On Wed, 22 Aug 2001, Toni Mueller wrote:
> I suggest that the ports.distfiles and packages directories
> be moved elsewhere and symlinked into /usr/ports by default
> (I do it locally).
> Reason: When you manage to screw up your ports tree, it's
> easier to just go to /usr/ports and type 'rm -fr *'
> instead of taking care to single out the two directories
> mentioned above from a seemingly changing list of
distfiles and packages are hardly special for most of the
Having ports cruft would probably just be confusing. After
all, distfiles and packages are in no way special - they
don't do anything useful by themselves.
On a personal level, I agree with you. On a general level,
I think things are fine as they are. The /etc/mk.conf tweaks
are really not that hard. You don't even need the symlinks
unless you've gotten used to certain things in certain
(Things I keep in a seperate place, from /etc/mk.conf
# Build everything we can in /builds