Does MacPorts depend on Spotlight?

Chris Jones jonesc at
Tue Nov 16 21:06:41 UTC 2021

I am not aware of any use macports itself makes of spotlight, so for sure if you don’t plan on using it yourself to search the install prefix, you can disable it.

> On 16 Nov 2021, at 6:26 am, Richard L. Hamilton <rlhamil at> wrote:
> Seems it'd thrash Spotlight a lot less during "port selfupdate" or "port upgrade outdated" to exclude /opt/local, as long as that wouldn't break anything (obviously one couldn't then use Spotlight to search /opt/local, but that's ok with me).
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