Snow Leopard and /usr/local
Paul T Baker
paultbaker at gmail.com
Thu Sep 24 09:51:24 PDT 2009
Way back when, I installed MacPorts in /usr/local. I upgraded to Snow
Leopard and have attempted to get MacPorts 1.8 to install there to no
avail. I know that Snow Leopard messes with /usr/local permissions.
I've tried all kinds of things to convince it to go there, but it won't:
configure: error: Installing MacPorts into /usr/local is not supported
is what I'm told.
I hear that installing into /usr/local can cause problems, so my guess
is that MacPorts explicitly refuses to install there. fine.
Mostly I want to uninstall all of my old ports that still live in
/usr/local. I can't just rm the whole thing. So my questions are:
If I install MacPorts elsewhere can I make it see all of the old ports
in /usr/local so it can uninstall them?
If not, can I (against all advice) trick MacPorts to install to
/usr/local to uninstall the ports? (I would then reinstall it elsewhere)
Thank you for any help you can offer,
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