how to move "Python Launcher" away from /Application folder?

supervisitor at
Wed Nov 9 23:57:58 UTC 2022

... ups, this I have probably overlooked. (have made the installation from source).

But before I now uninstall everything to perform a reinstall, some further questions:

Can I do an installation with parameter "--with-applications-dir" carefree over the existing installation... without losing the information about installed apps, e.g. inside "registry.db"?
The documentation for upgrading a source installation is described as follows in the documentation:
	MacPorts Guide, Chapter: 2.3:
	"To upgrade a copy of MacPorts that was installed from source to the newer release of the source code, simply repeat the source install with the newer version of the MacPorts source code."
But does this also apply if I specify an additional parameter like "--with-applications-dir"?

Or can I change the path afterwards in configuration file(s), e.g. '/opt/local/etc/macports/macports.conf:applications_dir        /Applications/MacPorts'?
(of course after a 'sudo mv /Applications/MacPorts /opt/local/.')

Does anyone have any experience or reliable information on this?

Thanks and cheers!

> On 9 Nov 2022, at 16:54, Langer, Stephen A. (Fed) <stephen.langer at> wrote:
> Build MacPorts from source and use the --with-applications-dir option when configuring it.
> -- Steve
> -----Original Message-----
> From: macports-users <macports-users-bounces at> on behalf of supervisitor via macports-users <macports-users at>
> Reply-To: supervisitor < at>
> Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 10:38 AM
> To: "macports-users at" <macports-users at>
> Subject: how to move "Python Launcher" away from /Application folder?
>    Hi.
>    This "MacPorts" folder inside Applications, where the Python Launcher is inside, looks useless for me... but is needed when I launch "port -v upgrade outdated" from terminal.
>    => does someone know a solution to move this folder and files inside away from there, best would be inside /opt/...
>    Cheers...

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