On Feb 22 18:04:23, ken.cunningham.web...@gmail.com wrote:
> >> You are done. No more circular dependency.
> > Yes. One installation of MP depends on another installation.
> That's not circular. Circular is when an installation of MacPorts depends on
> and is therefore fragile. The installation of libcurl in /opt/bootstrap is
> fully independent of the one in /opt/local, and is not fragile.
I should have been clearer, sorry:
Yes means "Yes, you are right, it's no longer circular" :-)
> I say this so as not to dissuade all those out there with
> broken MacPorts installations from using this method.
In the meantime, I installed me a standalone (lib)curl in $HOME
and build the real MP against that - having a separate bootstrap MP installation
just to have curl seemed like overkill.
> I believe it is presently the only reliable method of getting
> a generally working MacPorts installation that can download all distfiles
> on older systems until either distfile mirroring is fixed,
> or until we bundle in libcurl.
I root for the dist mirorrs