Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Tue Jun 16 03:38:27 PDT 2009

On Jun 14, 2009, at 09:56, Thomas De Contes wrote:

> Le 14 juin 09 à 02:20, Ryan Schmidt a écrit :
>> On Jun 13, 2009, at 18:43, Thomas De Contes wrote:
>>>> dbus wants to install a startupitem so you need to either use  
>>>> sudo to install it, or use the no_startupitem variant.
>>> thank you :-)
>>> well, is it possible to make MacPorts to automatically switch to  
>>> the appropriate variant, in a such case ?
>> No,
> i was not spoking about "do it right now", but rather "is it  
> possible to improve MacPorts, so it will be able to do it later"
> possibly with adding an option to ./configure or to port command,  
> to allow it to do so
> still no ?

dbus, apache2 and apache20 are the only ports that have a  
no_startupitem variant. vnc and tightvnc have similar no_server  
variants, but I think that's all. So I don't think we should invest  
time in changing MacPorts base for something that would only be used  
by five ports.

>> but if you are certain you never want any port to install a  
>> startup item, you can set the startup item type to none as Josh  
>> explained.
> the problem is that i remove macports.conf in my script (see my  
> last post in "python25")
> it can't be set via ./configure, can it ?

I don't see a configure switch for that, no. Most of the things you  
can set in macports.conf cannot be set by configure switches. Rather  
than add configure switches, we should probably add code to upgrade a  

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