> > I've been using a private scheme doing precisely the same thing
> > (each application version to its own directory). This has the
> > enormous advantage of being able to upgrade/downgrade a single
> > application in a snap.
> I don't understand completely why you'd do this. If you want ispell in
> /usr/local/app/ispell/bin, then do the ports make as:
> make PREFIX=/usr/local/app/ispell
> and it would install there, unless it was an X11 application. The X11
> apps will probably do that too in a little while (watch this space!)
I have not been using ports yet, but I just finally finished setting up
a local archive for Chromatic internal use, so it will be a lot easier.
> Of course, your path statement would look like hell.
Nope. It will just be /usr/local/bin because, like the original
suggestion, I also symbolic link everything into /usr/local/bin (as well
as /usr/local/include, /usr/local/lib, /usr/local/lib/app-defaults, ...).