verifying your macports

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Wed Nov 21 18:14:16 PST 2007

On Nov 21, 2007, at 09:24, Alexy Khrabrov wrote:

> After the scare of spurious libgcc getting in the way, I'm  
> wondering how can we verify our setups.  This is when rpm-style  
> verification and binary distros shine.  Sure you can compile stuff,  
> but what if some crap got into your PATH -- beginning with a wrong  
> gcc?  What if some other crap got into LDFLAGS or DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH  
> or whatever?  What tools are there to verify
> -- completeness of each port
> -- proper chain of dependencies of each port
> -- checking that no port depends on any package not built by the  
> ports -- e.g., nothing outside /opt/local
> -- that each executable in /opt/local/bin will load
> -- what else?

I don't think any of this exists in MacPorts today.

Possible exception: trace mode, to detect undeclared dependencies.  
"sudo port -t install foo" (Trace mode has changed a lot in 1.6.)

And also: "sudo port lint foo" to do syntax checking and also to warn  
about missing required variables and such. (Available in 1.6.)

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