Insall MacPorts of different drive

Daniel J. Luke dluke at
Tue Feb 20 13:03:11 PST 2007

On Feb 20, 2007, at 3:54 PM, Post Max wrote:
> I think this issue has been broached before, but as it is still  
> ongoing, I'd like to raise it up again.  I'd like to install  
> MacPorts on a different drive other than my boot-up drive.  The  
> current version of DarwinPorts-1.3.1 lets me select the disk to  
> install on, but does not run properly after installation.

If you build/install from source, you should be able to get a working  
macports install wherever you want it.

> Can this be fixed in the next release?  Actually, I was hoping that  
> MacPorts would be even more location-independent.  I would like to  
> install MacPorts on a network drive under Mac OSX Server which  
> shares its available ports and libraries with client OSX machines  
> on the network. I'm not sure how much effort or re-organization of  
> the files involved, but is this a feature that others would find  
> worthwhile as well?

Our installer should probably limit installation to the boot drive so  
that things 'just work' (while alternative install locations are  
supported/available with the source install).

Daniel J. Luke
| *---------------- dluke at ----------------* |
| *-------------- -------------* |
|   Opinions expressed are mine and do not necessarily   |
|          reflect the opinions of my employer.          |

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: PGP.sig
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 186 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part
Url :

More information about the macports-users mailing list