font ports?

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Mon Nov 30 01:51:10 PST 2015

On Nov 30, 2015, at 2:58 AM, Andrea D'Amore wrote:

> The same things that would happen if, say, I manually copy
> as /Applications/MacPorts/ and then try to
> install the macvim port. The other two scenarios can happen even more
> easily without explicit trickery.

But MacPorts "owns" /Applications/MacPorts and /opt/local. It is a user error to install things into those directories via a method that is not MacPorts. Whereas /Library/Fonts is owned by the user and the user is right to expect to be in control of its contents.

> As it turns out the system (or Cocoa at least) recursively scan the
> font folders, so adding system-wide port fonts in
> /Library/Fonts/MacPorts doesn't seem anything different that what's
> already being done.

Oh great, /Library/Fonts/MacPorts sounds like a fine place then.

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