macports without root

Olivier Croquette ocroquette at
Fri Sep 14 14:07:31 PDT 2007

Hi all

I just read this thread from 2006 about running macports without root 

The outcome seems to be that MacPorts don't need root, but certain ports 
may well expect root rights, especially during the "install" phase.

So the following ideas were brought up:

1. flag the packages requiring root as such

2. patch the necessary ports as required if possible

I was wondering if something had been some in this direction, and if 
not, if it is somehow on the roadmap.

Thanks for your help!


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