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

chilli.namesake at chilli.namesake at
Thu Nov 10 15:20:31 UTC 2022

If it helps, it can be hidden from the Finder:
sudo chflags hidden /Applications/MacPorts
(undo with "nohidden")

> On Nov 10, 2022, at 09:56, Chris Jones <jonesc at> wrote:
> May I ask, what exactly is your problem with having the Apps installed by MacPorts under /Applications/MacPorts ? I am not really sure I see what the problem is you are trying to fix.
> Chris
>> On 09/11/2022 11:57 pm, supervisitor via macports-users wrote:
>> ... 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 but is needed when I launch "port -v upgrade outdated" from terminal.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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