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Re: [ezjail] portupgrade in a jail


You can put these 3 lines in your /etc/make.conf

WRKDIRPREFIX=           /var/ports
DISTDIR=                /var/ports/distfiles
PACKAGES=               /var/ports/packages

This will tell all ports to compile outside the read only area /usr/ports
and also store all files there.

Same info is available here:


Let me know how it works out for you.

 - Nicolai

On Thu, 11 Feb 2010 16:46:07 +1100, Jason Grossman <spam-me AT xeny DOT net>
> On 11/02/2010, at 4:33 PM, Matt Simerson wrote:
>> I have a slightly different use case than the ezjail author intended  
>> as I am the only person that ever logs into most of my jails. So,  
>> when I set up my jails, instead of having a symlink in each jail ( / 
>> usr/ports -> /basejail/usr/ports) I have a normal directory there.
> Thanks.  That IS helpful.  I can use your system for some of my jails.
> Answers applying to read-only ports trees still welcome.
> Jason