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Date:      Wed, 4 Dec 2013 00:46:01 +0900
From:      till plewe <till.plewe@gmail.com>
To:        FreeBSD-Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   local ports collection
Message-ID:  <CACxAsm7khsW9Gt4uC6kHGvaX5-LZ=iMw_7qaw2=u63DvSDJKBQ@mail.gmail.com>

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

PKG_DBDIR,PREFIX,PORTSDIR,LOCALBASE,PORT_DBDIR,DESTDIR

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)

Thanks.

- Till

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



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