Installation of ports from local source files in the distfiles directory possible?

Daniel J. Luke dluke at
Mon Jul 6 07:59:38 PDT 2009

On Jul 6, 2009, at 8:21 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Jul 6, 2009, at 00:28, Florian Colbatzky wrote:
>> Is it possible to obtain distfiles, store them in the distfiles  
>> directory and install them from this local directory without  
>> accessing the internet?
>> I have only a slow connection to the internet at home (the  
>> selfupdate took several hours), but I can get hold of the source  
>> files from the PC of a friend of mine.
> Yes, sure. Just download the exact file MacPorts is expecting and  
> put it in the exact location MacPorts is expecting and it will use  
> it when you install.

or let port do it for you (with 'port fetch') ?

Daniel J. Luke
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