Is there a way to figure out which deps would have to be build from sources

Eric Gallager egall at
Sat Apr 12 14:12:02 PDT 2014

On Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 4:55 PM, <MK-MacPorts at> wrote:

> Hi devs,
> I just wonder whether someone out there
>         has already written some script
>                 which can determine for any given port A
>                         whether non-binary ports B1-Bn are to be build
> during port A's installation.
> Greets,
> Marko
> P.S.: I do know that there is in order to determine
> whether a port is binary-distributable.

Well, if there is already, then it probably should not
be too hard to loop over a port's rdeps and run that script for each of
them... maybe something like this?

    for depport in `port -q rdeps $1`; do
      sh /path/to/ ${depport}

(note: not actually tested yet)
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <>

More information about the macports-dev mailing list