Can some ports install config files inside '/usr/local/etc'?

Dave Horsfall dave at
Sat Dec 11 19:30:25 UTC 2021

On Sat, 11 Dec 2021, Chris Jones wrote:

> Nothing in macports will be installing to /usr/local. If you have 
> anything in that area it has been put there by some other means. Maybe 
> homebrew?, but also a number of third party installers sometimes use 
> this directory as well (which are the reasons why MacPorts specifically 
> ignores this area).

The "/usr/local" tree is quite a common destination on other systems such 
as FreeBSD; I use it on the Mac to separate my own stuff from MacPorts' 
stuff as well.

-- Dave

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