MacPorts 2.0.0-beta1 now available for testing

Arno Hautala arno at
Mon Jun 27 05:37:11 PDT 2011

On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 03:09, Michael_google gmail_Gersten
<keybounce at> wrote:
> What is archive mode?

Archive mode packages the destroot before installing and then stores
this archive (as a tarball I think by default). You can then transfer
these packages to another MacPorts installation and MP will untar and
install the package contents without having to recompile. At least,
that's my usage.

By removing image mode (ports are installed by hardlinking into
destroot) the size of a MacPorts installation will increase a bit, but
a few issues related to the use of hardlinking are resolved.

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