binaries list

Gregory Seidman gsslist+macports at
Tue Jul 3 16:04:26 PDT 2012

On Tue, Jul 03, 2012 at 11:12:55AM -0400, Arno Hautala wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 10:52 AM, Jeremy Lavergne
> <jeremy at> wrote:
> >> yes, but that would only work if a binary is available!
> >
> > Yes, but it'll do what you're after: letting you know if one is available.
> >
> > You can add -p if you want it go on and do what it can from a list of
> > ports you want to install without bailing at first error.
> Good idea, so say you want to install some set of ports, one of which
> has many deps:
> > port -p -b install port1 port2 port3 big-port
> port1 port2 go in fine, port3 isn't available as a binary and one of
> the deps of big-port isn't available.
> You can then check what's missing with:
> > port echo port1 port2 port3 big-port rdepof:big-port and not installed
> You would see something like:
> > port3
> > big-port
> > big-port-dep1
> You can then install the ports that you have to manually compile when
> you have the processor time:
> > port install port3 big-port

Is there any way to automate this? I'd really like to pass some argument to
port to prioritize installing binaries, but still install packages from
source when they aren't available as binaries.

> arno  s  hautala    /-|   arno at

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