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Date:      Thu, 13 Jul 2006 06:35:12 -0400
From:      Frank Laszlo <>
To:        Babak Farrokhi <>
Subject:   Re: Installation directory best practices
Message-ID:  <>
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Babak Farrokhi wrote:
> Hi,
> I wonder if there is any particular guideline for installation of web based
> application (the ports which install web pages, like www/wordpress,
> www/serendipity or databases/phpmyadmin).
> Some ports install web pages into "www/${PORTNAME}" while others install
> into "www/data-dist/${PORTNAME}" or even into "share/${PORTNAME}".
> However most of these ports let you override the installation path by
> defining particular variables, but user should review Makefile before
> installation to find out which variable should be set.

I believe that installing into www/data-dist/${PORTNAME} is a security 
risk, installing unconfigured applications into a web readable directory 
is bad.


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