Creating $prefix/bin/foo and at the same time

Mojca Miklavec mojca at
Tue Jul 16 16:22:47 PDT 2013

On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 11:11 PM, Bradley Giesbrecht wrote:
> On Jul 16, 2013, at 11:31 AM, Jeremy Lavergne wrote:
>>> So (for) now my only question remains: how can I play with this
>>> without the need to recompile the whole application each time when I
>>> make a tiny change in the Portfile?
>> If you're changing what gets installed then it should be given a revision bump; if not, then don't change the version or revision and it will not be rebuilt.
>> If you're referring to while you're developing the Portfile, MacPorts has a switch to override the default "clean on Portfile change":
>>     -o       honor state files even if the Portfile has been modified since
>>              (called -o because it used to mean "older")
>> Note that this Portfile change detection includes a hash of the Portfile (you can generate the hash using `openssl dgst -sha256 Portfile`), not just the timestamp.
> If you run "port install" then port will remove worksrcpath after install; and you can change this behavior with:
>      -k       keep mode (don't autoclean after install)
> With -k you can uninstall, rm destroot, edit statefile removing destroot phase, edit Portfile and install the port again.
> $ sudo port -vok install gate

Perfect, thank you everyone! (I now only need to figure out how to
edit the statefile / where to find that file.)

After a long fight with "You can't open the application
because PowerPC applications are no longer supported." due to
forgotten "#!/bin/bash" and quite a lot of cheating from (I had no idea that I needed to
catch "if [[ $1 == -psn_* ]]; then" to remove the first argument) I
finally got it working flawlessly.

This app PortGroup was a lifesaver.

The bundle created by Jérôme Suhard
( also contains
CFBundleDocumentTypes to register *.mac files with the program. I'm
not sure if this is really needed or not, but I'm still curious
whether I could add this in some easy way with the app bundle.

Thanks again,

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