Packages ignoring applications_dir

Bryan Blackburn blb at
Thu Sep 8 18:38:31 PDT 2011

On Thu, Sep 08, 2011 at 06:43:24PM -0500, Adam Mercer said:
> Hi
> In my macports.conf I have applications_dir set as
> /opt/local/Applications/MacPorts, however when installing python27,
> for example, the app bundles are installed in /Applications/MacPorts.
> I notice that the port is installed from a package and not built from
> source but shouldn't the final location honour the configuration
> options?

Hmm, the build server is probably set to the default for applications_dir
(and frameworks) so all the packages from it are going to respect its

I guess the best option would be to make sure port only builds from source
anytime those are non-default (like it does with prefix).


> Cheers
> Adam

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