[36127] trunk/base/doc/macports.conf.in

markd at macports.org markd at macports.org
Tue May 13 09:25:12 PDT 2008

>> +# PATH settings that are used for external tools (configure, make,
>> etc.) while installing ports. The default
>> +# paths are given in the example; it need not be uncommented.
>> Customizing binpath is intended for advanced users only.
>> +#binpath            
>> sbin:/usr/X11R6/bin
>> +
>>  # Directory containing the X11 installation.
>>  x11prefix            @x11prefix@
>Shouldn't we not hard-code the prefix and x11prefix, even if it is
>just a commented-out example line?

Maybe.  Would it be better to put psuedo paths in the comments such as
"/foo; /blah" or something?  I think the variable should be referenced in
the file somewhere, and it seems awkward to list no path.  Also, I see the
guide doesn't list the default binpath so that should be fixed.


I'm shortly going to do some minor enhancement of path related information
in the guide related to binpath anyway.  Things I didn't understand until


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