Local ports repository for non-standard prefix

Raphael Cohn raphael.cohn at stormmq.com
Tue Jan 14 21:42:42 UTC 2020

When I uninstall the ports the archives are still present in

An overlay is an archive that can be extracted over an existing filesystem.

Regardless, how do I go about creating a local file repo of binary ports?

On Tue, 14 Jan 2020, 21:02 Ryan Schmidt, <ryandesign at macports.org> wrote:

> On Jan 14, 2020, at 14:43, Raphael Cohn wrote:
> > What I'd like to do is run my own local archive in my own machine
> without running a webserver.
> >
> > I'd like to compile my ports from source and install them. I'd like to
> uninstall them. The next time I install I'd like to use the previously
> built results.
> Sounds like you need to copy the archives from var/macports/software to a
> different location so that when you uninstall the ports you'll still have
> the archives of the things you uninstalled.
> > The archives created in var/macports/software are perfect for overlaying
> so I fail to understand how to make this work.
> What does overlaying mean?
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