MySQL5 install stuff

paul beard paulbeard at
Mon Jun 25 16:11:53 PDT 2007

On 6/25/07, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> wrote:
> Portfiles are designed to install one software package, not multiple
> packages. Creating a port that installs multiple packages would be
> very difficult since the portfile syntax is not structured for that.
> I don't know of any ports that install multiple packages, and I don't
> think that's the way we want to go with this project. The MacPorts
> way is for ports to depend on other ports that they require. This is
> fairly normal for package managers, I think.

That depends: when you install gnome, that installs a bunch of component
ports, doesn't it?
from port info gnome:
GNOME is a complete, free and easy-to-use desktop environment for users, as
well as a powerful application development framework for software
developers. This port includes the GNOME desktop, GNOME platform, and,
optionally the GNOME office.

Library Dependencies: gnome-desktop-suite

And the FreeBSD ports collection offers this example.
cat pkg-descr
instant server installs a typical set of ports for a server

I'm sure there are uses for bundles likes this beyond the ones that exist
Paul Beard /
<paulbeard at at>
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