[MacPorts] #66507: Allow customizing applications_dir on a per-port basis

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Mon Dec 19 16:11:37 UTC 2022

#66507: Allow customizing applications_dir on a per-port basis
  Reporter:  esbugz       |      Owner:  (none)
      Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
  Priority:  Normal       |  Milestone:
 Component:  base         |    Version:  2.8.0
Resolution:               |   Keywords:
      Port:               |

Comment (by esbugz):

 Replying to [comment:2 kencu]:
 > You can alias the apps whever you want.
 That's what I did before I learned about this command

 > I use homebrew’s casks sometimes, but find it very confusing to not know
 which apps are bring managed by brew and which I installed, without
 checking every time.

 > So I find having all the MacPorts apps in one folder is much much easier
 to keep that straight.
 That's fine, I find the opposite to be the case. I don't really need that
 information all that often, and if you do,

 > I label them, but the labels disappear on updates.

 that's exactly what aliases are for — they convey that labeling
 information and only that. But you can't **alias your way out of lacking
 app size** and not knowing that your picture viewers apps occupy 2G
 because you've installed a bunch of them from various sources to compare
 and forgot to delete

Ticket URL: <https://trac.macports.org/ticket/66507#comment:3>
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