x86_64 10.5/i386 fink 10.6 and the options for MacPorts

Jack Howarth howarth at bromo.med.uc.edu
Sun Sep 13 11:26:40 PDT 2009

On Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 08:14:54PM +0200, Anders F Björklund wrote:
> Jack Howarth wrote:
>> Anders,
>>    Where exactly are the packages files created by port stored? I  
>> don't
>> see anything obvious in /opt/local's subdirectories. Also, are the
>> architecture of the packages present in their filenames or do I need
>> to invoke a command from port to see that information?
>>                  Jack
> I think that /opt/local/var/macports/packages is rather obvious :-)
> And the architecture is in the filenames, like foo-1.0_0.i386.tgz
> But it's still confusing, since they had to be split up between
> "archives" (such as .tgz or .xpkg) and "packages" (like .rpm or .pkg)
> where the archives are the "internal" binaries that are used by
> port -b and the packages are "external" binaries *unknown* to port.
> More details available at http://guide.macports.org/#using.binaries,
> but you can't mix ports and packages like you can in Fink or FreeBSD.
> --anders

   I don't have that subdirectory. In /opt/local/var/macports
all I see is...

[Macintosh-2:local/var/macports] howarth% ls -a
.		.tclpackage	distfiles	receipts	sources
..		build		port-help.tcl	software

Since this was the first time I ever installed MacPorts, I used the
Snow Leopard dmg of MacPorts 1.8.0 and then used the "sudo port -v selfupdate"

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