Why doesn't macports install prebuild packages?

Joshua Root jmr at macports.org
Fri Nov 27 01:43:07 PST 2009

On 2009-11-27 19:12, Emmanuel Hainry wrote:
> Citando Jasper Frumau :
>> I wonder why this is not popular or done then? If a port maintainer can make
>> packages I would imagine - not an expert at all myself - I command could be
>> introduced to install a package and choose the latest binary if need be.
> I also wonder. Maybe it is not so popular with the base developpers.

As far as I am aware, the base developers all think this would be a
great idea. Feel free to implement it.


> The only missing code would be the fetching of those packages when the '-b'
> switch is used, no ?

Also the code to build and/or manage submissions of all the archives.
(And the fetching isn't necessarily as simple as it sounds.)

- Josh

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