multiple mac-ports installations and cleaning the hard drive...
esteban.barahona at gmail.com
Sun Feb 10 19:16:00 PST 2008
finally the port command funtioned, I tried installing GIMP but there
was a lot of dependancies missing (I have to learn to use autotools
for this to work... but that's for another day). But I'm not asking
for help with this... it will eventually work... somehow...
What I'm asking is to standarize a bit the use of directories that are
used by macports, so that it can be deleted easily. Also, is there a
way to install macports and its ports as a non-root user? does this
apps use some form of sandboxing or jails? Also, is there a frontend
of macports that allows easy installing and unistalling of apps?
This is to clean the hard drive, because some versions of ports (a
form of directory based versioning may also help) may be installed
multiple times because they don't work. Also, the redundancy of
directories may create issues if a port used them (how to know which
version to use). I'm aware that there is a way to delete all ports and
macports, but what if there's the need of only tracking versions so
that they can be deleted one by one?
have a nice day (or night)
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