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Date:      Sat, 28 Mar 2009 08:06:44 -0400
From:      Robert Huff <roberthuff@rcn.com>
To:        Mel Flynn <mel.flynn+fbsd.questions@mailing.thruhere.net>
Cc:        Barnaby Scott <bds@waywood.co.uk>, Paul Schmehl <pschmehl_lists@tx.rr.com>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Wine without X
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In-Reply-To: <200903281252.05083.mel.flynn+fbsd.questions@mailing.thruhere.net>
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Mel Flynn writes:

>  > Can I ask one more possibly really dumb question, to which I
>  >  can find no answer: Is there a 'conventional', or sensible
>  >  for one reason oranother, place to download application source to?
>  
>  Most systems I use or inherited use a variation of ~/src ~/cvs or
>  ~/svn, where src are the tarballs + their extracted source and
>  cvs/svn checkouts and/or exports.

	I have never done this, but if I were running a private ports
tree I would be tempted to root it (if not on a separate partition)
at "/usr/priv_ports" or something similar and have the structure
minic /usr/ports whereever possible.  The name would then be
semi-intuitive, and a simple change of a few environment variables
(perhaps in the login file of an account dedicated to working on
those ports) would be all it took to change the framework.


				Robert Huff







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