Manually stepping through port phases

Brandon Allbery allbery at
Tue Jun 15 07:40:23 PDT 2010

On Jun 15, 2010, at 07:01 , Joshua Root wrote:
> While install and activate are separate targets internally, the  
> install
> *action* implemented by port(1) runs both targets. I can't really  
> think
> of a situation where you would need to run install only.

One build host, many identical deployment hosts (say, a computer  
cluster).  You share the archives via NFS or rsync them from the build  
host to the deployment hosts.  Of course, this currently runs aground  
on the MacPorts database not knowing about it....

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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