Port install never uses packages, always compiles from source - why?
dave at horsfall.org
Fri Apr 10 23:04:55 UTC 2020
On Fri, 10 Apr 2020, Ken Cunningham wrote:
> The prebuilt ports on the buildbot are not building their ports to go
> into /Applications, so therefore they don’t match your setup — so you
> can’t use them (even though many would be OK, it’s an all-or-nothing
This sort of thing comes up on this list all the time. One thing that
I've learned (thanks to people like Ryan and you etc) is to *never* touch
MacPorts unless you are aware of the consequences. It's not that it's
fragile -- far from it -- it's just that there are few user-serviceable
Now, I'm also a FreeBSD user; do I touch their ports system? Nope,
despite (or perhaps because of) my long experience with all sorts of
versions of Unix; I know my limitations...
The only bits that are more or less available to end-users are the
locations of the archive sites (being an Aussie I use Aarnet) and the
build variants etc.
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