MacPorts custom installation prefix and precompiled binaries

Jordan Ellis Coppard jc+ml.macports+dev at
Sun Aug 7 08:29:27 UTC 2022


I read in the docs that if MacPorts is installed anywhere other than 
/opt/local that precompiled binaries can not be used. I cannot find this 
statement again so I am unsure if there was additional explanation for 
why; so.. why?

I'd like to be able to use MacPorts at a custom prefix but still also 
use precompiled binaries sometimes (particularly those using Rust) due 
to the incredibly long compilation times.


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