Conflict with /Applications/MacPorts when multiple MacPorts instances installed

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Wed Jul 30 20:40:37 PDT 2008

On Jul 30, 2008, at 18:44, Rainer Müller wrote:

> Joshua Root wrote:
>> The configure option you want is --with-applications-dir. A full  
>> list is
>> available from './configure --help'.
> As this option is only available in trunk, all current ports have
> "/Applications/MacPorts" and the framework path hardcoded. As of the
> next release ${applications_dir} and ${frameworks_dir} can be used in
> Portfiles instead. Until then, there is no easy solution to keep
> multiple MacPorts installations.

Ports that currently hardcode /Applications/MacPorts can already be  
updated to support the ${applications_dir} variable by adding this  
snippet to the port before using the ${applications_dir} variable:

# Can be removed once MacPorts 1.7.0 is released
if {![info exists applications_dir]} {
     set applications_dir /Applications/MacPorts

See the lisaem port for an example.

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