Freecad install path

Mark Brethen mark.brethen at
Sun Jul 13 16:54:29 PDT 2014

On Jul 13, 2014, at 6:34 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> wrote:

> On Jul 13, 2014, at 5:31 PM, Mark Brethen wrote:
>> On Jul 13, 2014, at 5:25 PM, Mark Brethen wrote:
>>> FreeCAD assumes that the Data, Doc and Mod directories are at the same level as the bin directory, which violate the port file sytem. So I propose to install freecad instead with:
>>> -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=${prefix}/lib/${name} \
>>> -DCMAKE_INSTALL_MANDIR=${prefix}/share/man \
>>> -DCMAKE_INSTALL_INFODIR=${prefix}/share/info \
>>> -DCMAKE_INSTALL_DATADIR=${prefix}/share/${name} \
>>> -DCMAKE_INSTALL_INCLUDEDIR=${prefix}/include/${name} \
>>> -DCMAKE_INSTALL_DOCDIR=${prefix}/share/doc/${name}
>>> Does the cmake portgroup augment/interfere with these variables?
> The cmake portgroup does have some configure args of its own; read the portgroup file to know more. Append to configure.args, rather than overwriting them entirely.
>> I forgot to mention that the FreeCAD executable would be located in /opt/local/lib/freecad/bin and then it is necessary to symlink it to /opt/local/bin. Is this possible? 
> libexec would be a better choice for this than lib, but yes, that would be ok.

Someone please check my links; it takes awhile to build, so I don't want to do it over:

post-destroot {
    # link the executables back

    ln -s ${prefix}/bin/FreeCAD \
    ln -s ${prefix}/bin/FreeCADCmd \



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