Help rebuilding ports list... How do I do a 'port provides' without port contents?

Lawrence Velázquez larryv at
Thu Oct 9 00:01:27 PDT 2014

On Oct 9, 2014, at 1:18 AM, steve jenkin <stevej098list at> wrote:

> I’m worried about the "/opt/local/bin/port” series of executables.
> If they change, I won’t get the upgrades, forcing me to reinstall macports from scratch. But now at least I have a port/package list if that happens.
> I tried port “Macports” for those executables, but the port is very definite that ordinary mortals shouldn’t install it - it puts files outside the /opt/local tree - so I didn’t install it.

Not sure what you're worried about? Those executables are part of MacPorts base. If you reinstall MacPorts to /opt/local (which happens during "port selfupdate" if a base update is available), they'll be overwritten. This is entirely fine.

> /opt/local/bin/llvm-ld-mp-3.1
> /opt/local/bin/llvm-stub-mp-3.1

These look like they're from llvm-3.1.

> /opt/local/bin/daemondo
> /opt/local/bin/port
> /opt/local/bin/port-tclsh
> /opt/local/bin/portf
> /opt/local/bin/portindex
> /opt/local/bin/portmirror

These are part of MacPorts base.

> /opt/local/bin/ppl-config
> /opt/local/bin/ppl_lcdd
> /opt/local/bin/ppl_lpsol
> /opt/local/bin/ppl_pips

These are from ppl.


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