Installing macports packages from binary

Lawrence Velázquez larry.velazquez at
Fri Jun 1 10:01:30 PDT 2012

On Jun 1, 2012, at 12:36 p.m., Jeremy Lavergne wrote:

>> One problem with macports is that it take a long time to get the
>> packages compiled. If I don't a whole system selfupdate and upgrade,
>> it can take hours. This is unbearable. I think that there are only
>> limited number of Mac OSes. Is possible to add a new feature to allow
>> installation from binary directly?
> From `man port`:
>     -b       binary-only mode (build and install from binary archives, ignore source,
>              abort if no archive available)

Yup. There have been binary packages for a while. But "only" for default variants on x86-64 Snow Leopard and Lion.


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