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 > itself, > 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 Jan