Getting rid of port binaries in /software

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Wed May 18 16:14:49 PDT 2016

On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 6:38 PM, Nicolas Martin <nicolas.martin.3d at
> wrote:

> Would it be safe then to have some of /opt/local/var/macports symlink-ed
> on an external hard drive ?

I used to do this on my MacBook Air. One trick was to have .../sources
symlinked as well as .../software and .../build; this meant port
sync/install/activate/deactivate and friends failed safely if I didn't have
the drive attached. (I don't know if this is still true; haven't used it in
a while, and there have been a few updates to MacPorts itself since then.)

brandon s allbery kf8nh                               sine nomine associates
allbery.b at                                  ballbery at
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