Insall MacPorts of different drive
Daniel J. Luke
dluke at geeklair.net
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
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