MacPorts without root privileges: how?
LenoreHorner at sbcglobal.net
Tue Feb 15 08:14:36 PST 2011
It's the list of instructions that tells your computer how to compile and install a port.
See http://guide.macports.org/#development and the next section as well. See also http://trac.macports.org/wiki/FAQ#PortfileDevelopmentandMaintenanceQuestions. Internals may be helpful http://guide.macports.org/#internals. Also in the guide, try searching " root".
In short, read the manual.
On Feb 15, 2011, at 10:47 AM, Gf B wrote:
> Sorry for the ignorant question: what exactly is "the portfile"?
> On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 9:38 AM, Ben Greenfield <ben at cogs.com> wrote:
>> On Feb 15, 2011, at 8:32 AM, Gf B wrote:
>> OK, I installed dbus using +no_startupitem+no_root. Thank you all for
>> the pointers to these variants.
>> No such luck, however, with the postgresql90-server port. This port
>> is basically uninstallable without root privileges. This is highly
>> annoying to someone who has done dozens of PostgreSQL server
>> installations before. I'm sure I can finish this one by hand.
>> If you work on modifying the portfile to not depend on root that would be
>> the best approach in my opinion.
>> It could be it needs a +no_root variant that others could use
>> What I
>> can't figure out is how to tell MacPorts that this port should be
>> considered installed and active.
>> So I return to the question: how to finalize the installation and
>> activation of a port "by hand"? What must I do to mark a port as
>> installed and active? What tricks/tools can I use to determine what's
>> left to be done?
>> Modify the portfile by hand until you get the port installed will meet your
>> goals and may help others.
>> Good Luck,
>> Thanks in advance,
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