Kernel extensions in MacPorts

Kevin Ballard eridius at
Tue Jan 16 10:01:29 PST 2007

Possibly. I'd at least like to add a pre-deactivate hook that can  
query kextstat to see if the extension is loaded, and pop up a huge  
honking warning telling the user that this could be dangerous, and  
ask to continue? <y/n>.

On Jan 16, 2007, at 11:29 AM, Pierre Queinnec wrote:

> I have to say that I'd prefer MP to not load/unload the kexts for  
> me. On wether the user knows or not how to unload the kernel  
> extension, I think the problem should be made clear to the user  
> when installing from the kernel category: some sort of "if you're  
> feeling uncomfortable about this and/or don't know what you're  
> doing, then stop".

Kevin Ballard
eridius at

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