Install suggestions for port ASSP

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Fri Feb 27 17:17:24 PST 2009

On Feb 27, 2009, at 19:16, Scott Haneda wrote:

> On Feb 27, 2009, at 5:02 PM, Daniel J. Luke wrote:
>> On Feb 27, 2009, at 7:48 PM, Scott Haneda wrote:
>>> My trouble with that, is the assp.cfg gets user and group of root,
>> well, the user and group of the 'port' process, but yeah, for  
>> install/activate that's usually going to be root.
>>> which I do not want.  In xinstal, can set user, group, and mode.   
>>> I am not seeing in the docs how to tell file copy to set user and  
>>> group and mode.  So I just use a system call to do it?
>> so use xinstall instead of file copy
> Assumed I could not, I shall try.  The name has install it in, so I  
> thought it would just not work in a post activation state.

xinstall works any time. It's like copy but a little different. For  
stylistic reasons I generally use xinstall in destroot and copy in  
other phases but there's no technical reason it has to be that way.

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