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Date:      Wed, 4 Dec 2013 00:46:01 +0900
From:      till plewe <>
To:        FreeBSD-Questions <>
Subject:   local ports collection
Message-ID:  <>

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I would like to use the ports tree to install and manage packages inside my
home directory. I tried setting:


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)


- Till

PS I used portsnap to get the ports tree and the server is running FreeBSD 9.1)

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