Interactive applications to be installed to /Applications/MacPorts?

Randall Wood rhwood at
Wed Feb 14 03:20:14 PST 2007

Installed ports should not change their installation location unless  
they are upgraded.

When I did the /Applications/DarwinPorts -> /Applications/MacPorts I  
did not flag any port as revised since I did not see this as a  
substantive change and thought that already installed ports should be  
left where they were and that upgraded or newly installed ports  
should go into the new location.

So the original behavior of python24 going into /Applications/ 
DarwinPorts was correct as was the behavior of Abiword going into / 
Applications/MacPorts. It was also correct that you should not have  
seen python24 move into MacPorts unless you forced a rebuild as you did.

On 14 Feb 2007, at 05:21, Christian Voelker wrote:

> Hello,
> Essentially you are right, but ...
> Am 13.02.2007 um 23:08 schrieb Ryan Schmidt:
>> Perhaps it has been done and you just haven't upgraded
>> that software since then?
> As I wrote, I have installed macports initially
> one month ago and have done several syncs and a
> selfupdate since then. Furthermore, I found the
> Portfile for the port in question, python24 not
> to be altered since spring last year as stated
> in the first lines. Also, python24 was not lis-
> ted when running "port list outdated". As such,
> I felt on the safe side to post to the list with-
> out forcing an upgrade first.
> After your advice, I took time to upgrade, which
> did not take effect until I forced it - it was
> not outdated. During build, I found the directory
> /Applications/DarwinPorts already removed and the
> associated helper Apps were placed into /Applica-
> tions/MacPorts afterwords as intended.
> The "but" in my top statement refers to the fact,
> that the files *were* installed in /Applications/
> DarwinPorts initially only one month ago. Natural-
> ly, I dont know the exact order of installation
> any more, but I guess that I installed python24
> as a dependency right after unpacking an instal-
> ling the macports .tar.bz2 file.
> I dont know, whether this file already contains
> an outdated ports tree to start with or whatever,
> but I guess that there is still a reference inside
> that causes the /Applications/DarwinPorts to be
> used. I dont know any other reason why it should
> have happened. As such, I suggest to update these
> files. The file that I used was:
> DarwinPorts-1.3.2/DarwinPorts-1.3.2-archive.tar.bz2
> The only occurrence of the searchstring "/Applica-
> tions" I found therein was at line 174 of
> resources/group/xcode-1.0.tcl
> This file *currently* contains the proper value
> resources/group/xcode-1.0.tcl
> The change in question was at 02/10/07 08:01:38,
> Revision 21852 and the comment was: /Applications/
> DarwinPorts to /Applications/MacPorts everywhere
> port1.0/resources/group/xcode-1.0.tcl
> The revision 19070, included with 1.3.2 was from
> 08/09/06 20:14:15 represents a previous state and
> carries the following commit message:  This commit
> was manufactured by cvs2svn to create tag 'release_1_3_2'.
> I hope, this helps.
> Bye, Christian
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