Reinstalling ports from a Port Archive

Jeff Singleton gvibe06 at
Tue Aug 3 14:22:34 PDT 2010

Maybe I just assumed it would do this automatically ... I will check
with the -b here shortly.

On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 5:12 PM, Arno Hautala <arno at> wrote:
> 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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