binaries list

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Tue Jul 3 16:57:27 PDT 2012

On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 7:38 PM, Gregory Seidman <
gsslist+macports at> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 03, 2012 at 07:09:17PM -0400, Jeremy Lavergne wrote:
> > That's how it just works.
> Well, no, it doesn't just work. I want to issue a single port command, e.g.
> port upgrade outdated, and have it install binaries where available and
> install anything else from source. I want to *prefer* binaries without
> *restricting* to binaries.

If that's not how it works by default for you, then you need to check your
/opt/local/etc/mac/ports/macports.conf (there should be a stock one in the
same directory).  Also, don't pass the -b or -s options to the "port"
command, which options force binary or source build modes on a particular

The default behavior is to attempt to download a prebuilt package, and if
that fails then do a source build.

brandon s allbery                                      allbery.b at
wandering unix systems administrator (available)     (412) 475-9364 vm/sms
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <>

More information about the macports-users mailing list