installation log file

Mr. Puneet Kishor punk.kish at
Sat Sep 17 15:37:36 PDT 2011

On Sep 17, 2011, at 3:54 PM, Bryan Blackburn wrote:

> On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 11:20:18AM -0500, Mr. Puneet Kishor said:
>> On Sep 17, 2011, at 11:18 AM, Mr. Puneet Kishor wrote:
>>> Does macports keep a log file of all the installs? I am trying to keep a record of all the installs, including what worked and what didn't (and the work around), but am wondering if I am duplicating something the macports does anyway.
>>> I don't see anything at /opt/local/var/macports/logs (other than a few individual port logs), and I see the following question at serverfault from a couple of years ago with no conclusive resolution []
>> I take that back. The above linked thread on serverfault does have a comment to the effect, "The logging feature Nerdling referred to will be part of MacPorts 1.9". Since I am using MacPort 2.0.3, could I find out where the said logging feature might be writing its logs?
> Logs created from a successful install are by default cleared out;

rats, wrt to stuff already installed.

> if you
> want to keep them in all cases, you can set 'keeplogs yes' in your
> ${prefix}/etc/macports/macports.conf file.  Otherwise, failed builds should
> be the only logs that stay (unless you've run clean on the port).

good to know re all future installs.


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