Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#17359 new defect

Merge www/install.php and guide

Reported by: frstan@… Owned by: macports-tickets@…
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: wiki Version: 1.6.0
Keywords: install display Cc: ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt), lperry (Perry Lee), cooljeanius (Eric Gallager)


This page says to set the value of $DISPLAY to :0 without noting that for OS 10.5 and later one should not set the $DISPLAY value AT ALL since the OS will set it appropriately

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

Cc: ryandesign@… added

The wiki page InstallingMacPorts is probably very out of date, having been replaced by both install.php and the Guide, both of which have correct information regarding $DISPLAY. It would be great if someone could compare InstallingMacPorts with those two other documents and see if anything is missing from the newer documents. If not, InstallingMacPorts can be deleted and replaced with a pointer to those other documents.

This may also fall under the scope of #15392.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by lperry (Perry Lee)

Cc: perry@… added

After comparing InstallingMacPorts with install.php and the Guide, I believe the following notes/sections are missing from the latter two documents:

  • "To understand why MacPorts libraries are often installed when Apple has provided one, see section "Why is MacPorts using its own libraries?" in the FAQ."
  • "Install MacPorts from source as an unprivileged (non-root) user"

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by wsiegrist@…

I think the note about MacPorts not using Apple-provided libraries could be added to the Guide, but the section about non-root source installation in the wiki should be a HOWTO and that whole wiki page should basically link to the Guide.

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by raimue (Rainer Müller)

Summary: wiki says (incorrectly) to set $DISPLAY=:0 for OS 10.5Unify InstallingMacPorts, install.php and guide

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by (none)

Milestone: Website & Documentation

Milestone Website & Documentation deleted

comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by cooljeanius (Eric Gallager)

Cc: egall@… added

Cc Me!

comment:7 Changed 6 years ago by jmroot (Joshua Root)

Priority: HighNormal

comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by raimue (Rainer Müller)

Summary: Unify InstallingMacPorts, install.php and guideMerge www/install.php and guide

The mentioned wiki page no longer exists. Website and guide still need to be merged.

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