Why doesn't macports install prebuild packages?

Frank J. R. Hanstick trog24 at comcast.net
Wed Nov 25 18:17:37 PST 2009

	Wouldn't the problem be how many different packages would be on hand  
for different systems and how long each of the packages would need to  
be maintained?

On Nov 25, 2009, at 2:22 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> 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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