selfupdate via http?

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Wed Oct 14 02:07:40 PDT 2009

On Oct 13, 2009, at 19:11, Ben Abbott wrote:

> On Oct 13, 2009, at 7:47 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> You can download the MacPorts 1.8.1 source via http from the  
>> downloads area and compile it yourself. Or you can download the  
>> 1.8.1 disk image and install that; it will not adversely affect  
>> your installed ports or settings.
> Ryan, assuming I decide to download new version, where should the  
> sources be placed and how to I initiate the compilation ... if it is  
> more complicated than placing the tar-ball in the appropriate  
> location and issuing "sudo port selfupdate" or a similar simple  
> command, just say the word and I'll go with the diskimage.

Unless you have a specific need to compile from source, just use the  
correct disk image and install from that. I should have probably  
listed that option first.

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