User configuration file

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Fri Aug 15 16:59:57 PDT 2008

On Aug 15, 2008, at 18:07, Adam Byrtek wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 12:52 AM, Ryan Schmidt  
> <ryandesign at> wrote:
>> We at least need to document that the settings from the default
>> macports.conf are not inherited if you use a macports.conf in  
>> the .macports
>> directory in your home directory.
> Wouldn't it be better to change the behavior? I guess inheritance is
> what everybody expects. I can offer to work on this if such patch will
> be accepted.

It seems like a good idea to me. At least a ticket should be filed  
for this enhancement.

Of course, we also have the problem that once a conf file is  
installed by MacPorts, it's never touched or upgraded again, even if  
a new conf file would contain new options that aren't in the conf  
file already on the user's system. I guess that's a separate issue.

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