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Re: Experiences with pkgsrc on Macs?
On 8-Apr-08, at 10:57 PM, Georg Schwarz wrote:
you can safely install pkgsrc as non-root in a completely separate
arbitrary directory on your existing HFS+ file system.
It's easy, and there is no risk of breaking anything.
You can also install pkgsrc on a separate disk image as in
David Hopper (Mac OS X):
The nice thing about having /pkg, /pkgsrc, and /pkgdb on an HFS+ case-
sensitive disk image in OS X, is that when it is unmounted, there
isn't a trace of pkgsrc on your system. Once you mount the disk image,
you immediately have access to the source tree, libraries, and all
binaries you have installed via pkgsrc. It's almost like an
instantaneous 'Clean Everything' / 'Install Everything' feature. Since
the disk image is in your path, you get everything right away. When
it's not there, the OS X environment doesn't care. Put your .dmg image
on a USB drive, take it with you, plug it in to a different machine.
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