Manually stepping through port phases

Joshua Root jmr at
Tue Jun 15 08:18:51 PDT 2010

On 2010-6-16 00:40 , Brandon Allbery wrote:
> 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....

In that situation, I think I'd just sync the entire prefix. Or if the
target machines are not actually quite identical but you still want to
avoid building everything on each one, turn archivemode on and just
share archives.

- Josh

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