Installing without root privileges: what about /Applications/MacPorts?
williams at astro.ox.ac.uk
Fri Sep 12 07:13:36 PDT 2008
I think I've successfully installed MacPorts without root privileges.
I installed from source using:
./configure --prefix=$HOME/.macports --with-install-user=$USER --with-
(this was based on my interpretation of https://trac.macports.org/wiki/gsoc08-privileges)
However, I've run into trouble with a couple of packages. These errors
boil down to:
Error: Target org.macports.activate returned: can't create directory "/
Applications/MacPorts": permission denied
Is there any way to change this directory to, say, ~/Applications/
MacPorts or is it hard-coded?
p.s. if anyone knows mutt and MacPorts well, I have another package
problem which I think it mutt-related rather than MacPorts, but
comments welcome: http://groups.google.com/group/mailing.unix.mutt-users/browse_thread/thread/49b65590cb94eea5#
-- Mike Williams
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