Docker container with MacPorts

Karan Sheth karan.sheth at
Mon Jul 15 07:38:18 UTC 2019


Ok great. I will write a basic guide by tonight.
Just tell me where should I push the code.
I would prefer if it is a different repository atleast for now but I am
fine with anything.

Karan Sheth

On Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 2:58 AM Mojca Miklavec <mojca at> wrote:

> Dear Karan,
> On Wed, 26 Jun 2019 at 16:00, Karan Sheth wrote:
> >
> >> My suggestion would be: could you perhaps share the sources
> >> (Dockerfile I guess; together with some basic usage instructions)? We
> >> could probably add a repository under github/macports-gsoc or so. Then
> >> I could at least build an image locally instead of getting something
> >> incompatible.
> >
> > I had previously just docker pulled ubuntu and installed macports
> manually on it and then commiting the changes.
> > I don't fully understand why the error occurred for you, isn't docker
> supposed to be free of such errors?
> > Please test the Dockerfile attached with this mail by building it using
> "docker build".
> > It might take upto 30 to 45min to build.
> Can we push this hobby project that you made further and commit the
> changes into one of the MacPorts repositories (including some super
> basic documentation about how to run it) before it gets lost?
> For the moment I would only commit the sources (configuration) since
> the binary image is still causing some issues due to bugs in macports
> base (which need to get fixed anyway).
> I would either put the configuration somewhere in
> or maybe macports-contrib, or its own repository altogether.
> We could of course also make some official "MacPorts" images, but
> that's the next stage.
> And we could try to generate portindex for linux on our server, which
> would dramatically reduce the build time. That said, I'm not even
> entirely sure if building portindex should be part of the image
> generation steps. The package index is definitely missing when you
> fetch an ubuntu image, for example, for the sake of saving space.
> Any thoughts?
> Mojca


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