font ports?

Andrea D'Amore and.damore at
Mon Nov 30 03:05:03 PST 2015

On 30 November 2015 at 10:51, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> wrote:
> 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.

Well it's an error in macports terms, but from the point of view of an
user who installed macports to install packages there's no real
difference, nor different Finder alerts when moving stuff in there,
the user is likely to be just asked for administrator credentials.

> Whereas /Library/Fonts is owned by the user and the user is right to expect to be in control of its contents.

On my 10.10.5 system /Applications/MacPorts/ and /Library/Fonts/ are
both root:admin, actually it's easier to write in Fonts since it's 775
and my user is in admin group, while MacPorts is 755.

My point is that the same way as MacPorts claims applications_dir it
could claim fonts_dir or whatever_dir, there's no real difference
since it's an unilateral claim.


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