There's is one compelling need for having "binary only" install, and that is for the port "osxfuse", that is currently broken for 10.14+.
There was a discussion about it on the Github project about the choice of making it close closed source... Nonetheless it would be useful to have it in order to provide things like fuse file systems and so on. On Tue, 4 Aug 2020, 15:38 Lothar Haeger, <lothar.hae...@gmx.net> wrote: > > > Am 30.07.2020 um 08:03 schrieb Ken Cunningham < > ken.cunningham.web...@gmail.com>: > > I only raise the idea as people are already doing this, and submitting such > ports, and before we have too many, there is an opportunity to say how it > should best be done (custom category, naming convention, etc). > > Reminds me of an earlier conversation at > https://github.com/macports/macports-ports/pull/6767#discussion_r402584006 > > > I do see some benefits is formalizing binary-only ports and to adapt the > build and distribution scheme for it. Could save resources and development > time and make those ports easily recognizable for those who care about the > different way it was built. > > >