binary install details ...

Joshua Root jmr at
Mon Apr 7 18:12:15 PDT 2014

On 2014-4-8 02:03 , Peter Danecek wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have some questions regarding binary installs. 
> 1. I would like to know if there is some way to understand if a port was installed from sources or from binaries. I'd assume this might be a information which would have to go into the DB on activation, but is not recorded (yet) ???

No. There isn't meant to be any practical difference in the archive you
end up with either way. And technically, all ports are built from source
and then installed from the resulting binary, just not necessarily on
the same machine.

- Josh

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