MacPorts participation in GSoC 2011

Joshua Root jmr at
Wed Feb 16 06:27:07 PST 2011

On 2011-2-17 01:19 , Daniel J. Luke wrote:
> On Feb 16, 2011, at 4:25 AM, Joshua Root wrote:
>> * Write an interactive command-line tool that can be used instead of the
>> non-interactive port(1)
> % port
> MacPorts 1.9.2
> Entering interactive mode... ("help" for help, "quit" to quit)
> [Extra/dluke] >
> Did you mean something other than that?

Yes, that's not really interactive, it's batch mode reading from stdin.
An interactive tool would ask for user input to resolve many situations
that cause port(1) to simply error out. For example, if you try to
install a port and one of its dependencies conflicts with something
already installed, it could ask if you want to deactivate the installed
one and its dependents.

- Josh

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