macports-dev Digest, Vol 176, Issue 7

Karl-Michael Schindler karl-michael.schindler at
Mon Apr 5 20:29:45 UTC 2021

> Am 05.04.2021 um 22:17 schrieb macports-dev-request at
> Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2021 20:51:23 +0200
> From: Nils Breunese <nils at>
> To: MacPorts Developers <macports-dev at>
> Subject: Re: Desolate Condition
> Message-ID: <E86C6249-27B6-4E4E-A9C2-E3E859882B91 at>
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> A more scalable solution would be for port maintainers to check the upstream docs for the ports they maintain and contribute a snippet on how to install the software via MacPorts if not already present. Usually all this takes is a simple merge request. I think this is a great idea and I?ve been doing this for my ports.
> Examples from the Spring Boot documentation:
> People will even start copying these MacPorts installation instructions into blog posts and educational materials.
> Examples of ?sudo port install kotlin?:
> Apparently it was even copied into an O?Reilly book:
> Nils.

Good point. I’ll check the MacPorts docs about creating packages and hope to extend the docs correspondingly.


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