Why should I use macports?

Joshua Root jmr at macports.org
Fri Oct 16 11:20:43 PDT 2009

On 2009-10-17 05:09, Scott Haneda wrote:
> This is how problems go...
> 1) port install foo
> 2) error
> 3) email mailing list, get advice
> 4) port -d install foo
> 5) email -d log to mailing list
> 6) profit
> Why can't macports always run a debug log, not to stdout, but to an
> install.log, that was perhaps rotated, or kept the last install at least.
> If (error)
>   ui message: you may want to post your error log to the mailing list,
> it is located at /opt/local/var/log/macports/portname-debug.log
> Looking at the list archives, those 6 steps are repeated often, this
> would save list admins, members, users, etc an entire set of steps, and
> get resolution of port install issues solved much faster.


- Josh

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