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Old 01-17-2019, 08:52 AM   #1
Andy Alt
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Should LOCALBASE be a pre-defined environmental variable?

I've seen `${LOCALBASE}` used in a couple BSD makefiles recently for a couple different projects. Ex:

I'm using OpenBSD 6.4 but that variable isn't in my environment. Is it normally present and defined on BSD systems?
Old 01-17-2019, 06:36 PM   #2
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It's a variable used by the ports(7) infrastructure. Per, which describes all targets and usable variables:
             where other ports have already been installed.  Default:
The pkg_add(1) man page is also helpful:
     -L localbase
              Install a package under localbase.  By default, localbase equals
              /usr/local, and specifying it is not necessary.  However,
              packages can be created using a different localbase (see
              pkg_create(1)), and those packages can only be installed by
              using the same localbase.  See for a description
              of LOCALBASE.

Last edited by jggimi; 01-17-2019 at 06:40 PM. Reason: clarity, added pkg_add comments
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