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Date:      Sun, 6 Nov 2005 14:13:27 -0700
From:      "Moffatt, Chris" <cmoffatt@ilanw.com>
To:        <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   RE: Changing location of ports tree
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The easiest way to change it would be to move the ports folder from /usr to
where ever you are moving it...  Then create a symbolic link...
 
ln -s /somewhere/ports /usr/ports
 
Then everything should work as is...

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From: owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org] On Behalf Of ross
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2005 1:53 PM
To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject: Changing location of ports tree



My /usr partition is to small for some of the larger programs 
(openoffice.org, jdk, etc) and I want to move my ports tree to a harddrive 
with more space. can I just change the line in
/usr/local/etc/pkgtools.conf that says "ENV['PORTSDIR'] ||= '/usr/ports'" 
to "ENV['PORTSDIR'] ||= '/mybigfatharddrive/ports'"?

Will all the pkg tools such as portsnap, portupgrade, and portversion 
continue to function properly? will I have to edit any other config files 
before this will work seemlessly?
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