Help rebuilding ports list... How do I do a 'port provides' without port contents?
larryv at macports.org
Thu Oct 9 00:01:27 PDT 2014
On Oct 9, 2014, at 1:18 AM, steve jenkin <stevej098list at gmail.com> 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.
These look like they're from llvm-3.1.
These are part of MacPorts base.
These are from ppl.
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