Reinstalling ports from a Port Archive

Arno Hautala arno at
Tue Aug 3 14:12:54 PDT 2010

On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 16:24, Jeff Singleton <gvibe06 at> wrote:
> So why isn't MacPorts just extracting archived ports from my packages
> folder?

That's strange.  I frequently transfer archives from one system to
another and install from those by passing the same variants.
Something else must be going on with your install.

> Am I mis-understanding the port archive feature or am I missing some
> command-line switch to force MP to install from archived port packages
> instead of re-compiling from scratch?

You can pass "-b" to force MacPorts to install only from binary archives.

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