Frequent updates and the need for compiling from source

Jeremy Lavergne jeremy at
Mon Jul 1 05:36:05 PDT 2013

Consider using the -b (binary archives only) when running the port command or setting "buildfromsource" to "never" in $prefix/etc/macports.conf

On Jul 1, 2013, at 8:11 AM, Mojca Miklavec wrote:

> I would like to ask if there is some way to prevent upgrading those
> ports that will eventually be compiled on the server.
> When updating on regular basis, many ports that could have been built
> by the buildbot need to be compiled from source just because the
> update is "too fresh". I would like to avoid lengthy compilations of
> ports like gcc, clang, ... but I'm not sure how to achieve that other
> than breaking compilation, maybe update some ports manually and then
> wait a couple more days. (After a couple of days there will again be
> other updates that will just as well need compilation from source).

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