Getting rid of port binaries in /software

Clemens Lang cal at
Wed May 18 16:24:39 PDT 2016


On Wed, May 18, 2016 at 07:14:49PM -0400, Brandon Allbery 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.)

I haven't seen the code paths that use these foldes change a lot
recently, so you should be fine.


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