Thomas De Contes d.l.tDeContes at
Sat May 2 11:45:00 PDT 2009

Le 2 mai 09 à 18:23, Joshua Root a écrit :

> Thomas De Contes wrote:
>> Le 27 avr. 09 à 09:09, Anders F Björklund a écrit :
>>> Rainer Müller wrote:
>>>>>> For one
>>>>>> thing, if you are running on Mac OS X you are not running on pure
>>>>>> darwin;
>>>>> ah ?
>>>>> i thought that "pure darwin" was the UNIX layer under the GUI, not
>>>>> only the OS for those who don't have GUI at all
>>>> No, puredarwin is <>.
>> why are they different ?
>> what is the advantage for apple to maintaing 2 different versions of
>> darwin ??
> Apple doesn't maintain PureDarwin. It's a separate project to make a
> usable OS using the Darwin sources released by Apple.
> Apple used to release bootable disk images containing only the open
> source Darwin components, which is what is referred to in the  
> paragraph
> quoted below.

ah, ok,
and this bootable disk images are not compatible with mac os x ?
curious, but i jump over that to go to work :-)

>>> The +puredarwin variant also applies to the Apple OS releases
>>> darwin8 and darwin7 etc, in addition to PureDarwin's darwin9.
>> so, "port install python25 +puredarwin" doesn't works because of a  
>> bug,
>> it's not right ?
> You shouldn't select platform variants manually, as it says in their
> descriptions. MacPorts will select the applicable ones automatically.

> The fact that you *can* select platform variants manually is a bug,

i was going to say that ...

> which will be fixed in MacPorts 1.8.

nice :-)

>>> Technically it currently reads "Darwin, without Carbon/Cocoa".
>>> Usually implies using X11 instead, for the graphic interface.
>> if it doesn't use Carbon/Cocoa it uses X11 instead ?
>> the puredarwin variant isn't command line only ?
> The puredarwin variant is designed to be selected when you are running
> Darwin and the closed-source Mac OS X components are not present.
> (Actually we just check for the existence of
> /System/Library/Frameworks/Carbon.framework.) It has nothing to do  
> with
> what GUI is used, if any.

well, maybe the puredarwin variant was not what i want, even when it  

but let me insist :
i think it would be nice to have a variant of python which use only  
command line, and no GUI at all
is it realistic ?

i don't need python myself, and i only have other ports that depend  
on it (and the puredarwin variant was enough)
so the complete variant makes waste disk space, cpu time,  
dependencies, ...

last annoying thing (i hope) :
Error: Target org.macports.activate returned: can't create directory  
"/Applications/MacPorts": permission denied

is there a way to set an other path than /Applications/MacPorts please ?
like with "./configure --prefix="

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