Binary builds???

Marko Käning MK-MacPorts at
Sat Nov 19 03:11:42 PST 2011

On Nov 19, 2011, at 12:01 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> I wonder whether there will be support for alternative prefixes, if that's possible at all…
> I suspect this will never happen. Things installed with MacPorts have never been very relocatable. Sorry.

Too sad. ;-)

But I can live with it, since the number of binary ports interesting for my purposes is obviously not that large.

BTW, is there a way to determine beforehand whether a binary installation of a certain port would be possible?
I imagine that "port info PORTNAME" could tell me beforehand.

Something like
$ port info xz
xz @5.0.3 (archivers)
Variants:             universal
Platforms:            darwin
License:              public-domain GPL-2+
Binary:                 yes

What do you think?

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