Why doesn't macports install prebuild packages?

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Wed Nov 25 02:22:16 PST 2009

On Nov 25, 2009, at 04:09, Benjamin Dahl wrote:

> I'm using macports for a while, but what I haven't understood yet is,
> why macports everytime needs to compile the packages instead of
> installing prebuild ones. I would love if it did it like fink or like
> apt on ubuntu. Would this be possible for the future?

We would love this as well, and have wanted it for years. So far, nobody has contributed the necessary code to make it happen.

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