Thomas De Contes d.l.tDeContes at free.fr
Thu Jun 18 17:22:23 PDT 2009

Le 16 juin 09 à 12:38, Ryan Schmidt a écrit :

> 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.

ok :-)

>>> 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.

no matter, for five ports i can put "port install dbus  
+no_startupitem" in my script :-)

> Most of the things you can set in macports.conf cannot be set by  
> configure switches.

for essential parts, i'm happy to be able to make a script which is  
able to install on a new machine all that i need without human  

> Rather than add configure switches, we should probably add code to  
> upgrade a macports.conf.

anyway it's a good idea :-)

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