Question concerning installing a local port

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Fri Mar 5 14:44:02 PST 2010

On Mar 5, 2010, at 16:14, Marko Käning wrote:

> I usually do extract/configure/build/destroot as non-admin user, only the last step, meaning install, I want to execute as the admin.
> If I run "sudo port install" then - of course - other directories are assigned for storing the downloaded files, build directories, etc.
> What I'd like to achieve is to tell the sudo'ed port command that it should use the directory structur of the non-admin user. (My tries with -D option didn't work as expected.)
> How to do this properly?

MacPorts always behaved that way before version 1.8.0. Now, I'm not sure how to achieve that anymore. :( I'd like that functionality back too. For me, the GSoC '08 privileges branch whose merging in has had this effect has caused nothing but trouble. :/

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