MacPorts and mounted file systems

Clemens Lang cal at
Thu Feb 13 23:12:16 UTC 2020


On Sat, Feb 01, 2020 at 12:56:04PM +1100, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> I know that MacPorts is not happy with symlinks, but how about a
> separate file system e.g. a mounted /opt?

It should work just fine.

> In other words, does MacPorts use any hard links outside itself?  They
> will fail if the target is on another file system.

MacPorts has stopped using hardlinks years ago. Some packages might use
them, but generally in well-known locations inside ${prefix}. I doubt
any ports would hardlink a file in ${prefix} into /Library or some other
system location.


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