Prebuilt alternatives

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Tue Sep 25 11:14:23 PDT 2012

On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 2:05 PM, Kenneth Miller <kennethadammiller at
> wrote:

> Why does macports insist on using only local builds? I mean, this is a lot
> like gentoo, where you download and

(a) Gentoo, like MacPorts, is inspired by *BSD ports which is build from

(b) If you are on a supported platform (currently 10.6 / 10.7 Intel x86 /
x86-64) using default variants and with default install path, *and* the
port's license permits binary redistribution, *and* you have not forced
source only with -s or the appropriate macports.conf configuration item,
then it will try to download a binary package.

I would suggest reading sometime.

brandon s allbery                                      allbery.b at
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