Changes between Version 187 and Version 188 of FAQ


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Apr 4, 2021, 9:52:27 AM (12 days ago)
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jmroot (Joshua Root)
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    77=== Does MacPorts always build from source? === #fromsource
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    9 MacPorts 2.0.0, released in 2011, added the ability to securely install ports from prebuilt binary archives. With a default configuration; you don't need to do anything to take advantage of this,
     9MacPorts 2.0.0, released in 2011, added the ability to securely install ports from prebuilt binary archives. With a default configuration, you don't need to do anything to take advantage of this,
    1010MacPorts will automatically install from an archive if one is available.
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    1515 * Archives are only prebuilt for a limited number of CPU architectures and OS versions.
    1616 * If you are using a custom value for any of the following macports.conf settings, the prebuilt archives are not compatible with your installation and will not be used: `prefix`, `applications_dir`, `frameworks_dir`, `cxx_stdlib`, `delete_la_files`
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    18 These limitations could be avoided by using a custom archive site configured to suit your needs, rather than the official one, though of course someone still needs to build the archives. See [wiki:howto/ShareArchives2].
     17 * There is always some amount of time between when a Portfile is updated in git and when the Buildbot finishes building it and makes it available. This may be more noticeable if you sync your ports tree directly from git.
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     19Most of these limitations could be avoided by using a custom archive site configured to suit your needs, rather than the official one, though of course someone still needs to build the archives. See [wiki:howto/ShareArchives2].
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    2021=== A port fails to build. What should I do? === #buildfails