Changeset 81658


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Aug 3, 2011, 1:51:32 PM (8 years ago)
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jmr@…
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guide: update Port Images section

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    2222    <title>Port Images</title>
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    24     <para>MacPorts has a unique ability to allow for multiple versions,
    25     revisions, and variants of the same port installed at the same time, so
     24    <para>MacPorts has a unique ability to allow multiple versions,
     25    revisions, and variants of the same port to be installed at the same time, so
    2626    you may test new port versions without uninstalling a previous working
    2727    version.</para>
     
    3030    default is not installed into its final or "activated" location, but
    3131    rather to an intermediate location that is only made available to other
    32     ports and end-users after an activation phase that makes hard links of all
    33     its files in <varname>${prefix}</varname> that point to the port's files
    34     in the image repository. Therefore deactivating a port image to install a
    35     different version only removes the hard links in
    36     <varname>${prefix}</varname> pointing to the previous port version's image
     32    ports and end-users after an activation phase that extracts all
     33    its files from the image repository. Deactivating a port
     34    only removes the files from their activated
     35    locations (usually under <varname>${prefix}</varname>)
    3736    —the deactivated port's image is not disturbed.</para>
    3837
    39     <note>
    40       <para>MacPorts image mode may be turned off in favor of direct mode by
    41       setting the portinstalltype variable in the
    42       <filename>macports.conf</filename> file "direct". But unless you know
    43       what you're doing, don't change it.</para>
    44     </note>
     38    <para>The location of an installed port's image can be seen
     39    by running:
     40    <programlisting><prompt>%%</prompt> <userinput>port location PORTNAME</userinput></programlisting>
     41    </para>
    4542  </section>
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