Global HaikuPorts options are specified in /etc/haikuports.conf.
# HaikuPorts configuration PACKAGES_PATH="/boot/develop/haikuports" DOWNLOAD_PATH="/boot/develop/haikuports/download" WORK_PATH="/boot/develop/haikuports/work" PREFIX="/boot/common"
The above values represent the defaults.
PACKAGES_PATH points to the location where the HaikuPorts tree is located.
DOWNLOAD_PATH is where HaikuPorter stores its downloaded source archives.
WORK_PATH is where the source archives are unpacked and built.
PREFIX is the default prefix that is passed to configure scripts (or equivalent).