Conflict with /Applications/MacPorts when multiple MacPorts instances installed

Joshua Root jmr at
Wed Jul 30 07:56:52 PDT 2008

J. Lewis Muir wrote:
> On 7/30/08 10:36 AM, Joshua Root wrote:
>> J. Lewis Muir wrote:
>>> Activating python25 in a second MacPorts instance fails for me when my
>>> first instance already contains an activated python25.
>>> According to
>>> I can install more than one MacPorts instance on the same host.
>>> However, when I do this and then install bzr which installs python25 in
>>> a second instance, I eventually get the following error output:
>> <snip>
>>> Is there a way around this?  Perhaps another configure option, similar
>>> to the --with-tclpackage option, such as --with-apppackage is needed?  I
>>> could then configure my development MacPorts install with something like
>> The configure option you want is --with-applications-dir. A full list is
>> available from './configure --help'.
> Hmm...I did that before posting and didn't see the option.  I checked
> again to make sure and it's not listed.  I'm using MacPorts 1.6.0.
> Maybe it's in the latest MacPorts development branch?

Ah, sorry, you're right. That option is only present in svn trunk, not 

- Josh

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