moving macports to a different location

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Tue Sep 13 19:17:26 PDT 2011

On Sep 13, 2011, at 12:29, Arno Hautala wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 11:54, Puneet Kishor wrote:
>> I was hoping to simply copy the /opt tree to the new computer. However, the iMac has two disks, and I want to set up macports on /Volumes/extradrive/opt. My question -- can I, should I do this, and how?
> You could certainly copy the full file tree to the new location and
> then edit etc/macports/macports.conf to update the relevant paths. One
> issue that I could see croping up is if there are any absolute paths
> that have been compiled into installed software.

...which most ports do, so please *don't* do this.

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