Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Mon Jul 20 17:24:50 PDT 2009

My non-root MacPorts 1.7.1 install was configured with


I don't use "sudo" for most operations. This gives me some assurance  
that arbitrary things on my hard drive are not being modified. I only  
use sudo to install ports that need root access, like those that have  
startup scripts, like apache2 or mysql5-server.

MacPorts trunk has a new --with-macports-user option. How am I meant  
to configure MacPorts trunk now? What should I specify for the  
macports-user? rschmidt? root? some new user I create? Will I need to  
change my habits about when I use sudo?

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