A package management system for OS X. It allows for easy installation of free/open source software. Formerly called DarwinPorts.

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How to get Apple Command Line Developer Tools without App Store?

I got a mid-2013 MacBook Air for UNIX development. I'm disappointed that it came with no C/C++ compilers and with no make, which are apparently part of Apple Command Line Developer Tools, which is ...
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MacPorts fails to find 'make'

I've installed Xcode and MacPorts on a brand new mid-2013 MacBook Air, but MacPorts doesn't work, saying that it cannot find anything. mba:~ cnst$ sudo port install wget Warning: The Command Line ...
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How do I get make, gcc, clang, Xcode?

It has been almost a week as Apple has disabled downloads from https://developer.apple.com/downloads/ due to a security breach. If you don't have App Store set up for whichever reason, how are you ...
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How to use a different mirror of macports rather than the offical mirrors?

How to use a different mirror rather than the mirrors in the list? Well, I mean not only download port.tar from other mirror, like the question here, but also download packages from a different ...
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How can I uninstall the macports tex packages?

I have installed MacTex 2013 and it seems to be properly installed, except that the binaries used at are from macports. "sudo port uninstall texlive" will not do anything. No output from the command. ...
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macports is not uninstalling a package

Earlier today, I tried using MacPorts to install gnutar. By doing the following sudo port install gnutar But now I've decided I didn't want to do this. So I tried to uninstall by doing sudo port ...
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Periodic update of macports

Yet again it happened. I forgot to update my macports and I'm wasting hours... How can I automatically run sudo port -v selfupdate sudo port -v upgrade outdated Let say every week? Note that it ...
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macports installing python module matplotlib

I just installed the python module: matplotlib.pyplot from macports at: link. I tried to import the module in python and it could not find the module as I got an error message saying: ImportError: No ...
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Cleaning up my .bash_profile: Can I delete some of this?

I'm not a Unix guru. I'm running OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion. Today I removed Macports from my machine. I believe macports left some cruft in my `~/.bash_profile which I would like to remove (the ...
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Is there any way to speed up kdiff3 startup time?

I recently switched over to OS X from Kubuntu and am trying to get my favourite development tools working. In Kubuntu I always used kdiff3 as my git difftool. I can get it to work on OS X, either by ...
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Editing $PATH variable for apache on mountain lion

I've just installed ImageMagick using macports and am trying to use it from a php site running on Apache, but nothing I do works to add /opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin to my path. So far I've tried ...
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Is there a rpmbuild that works on macosx?

I am working on a maven build that needs to make an rpm. Is there a native rpmbuild utility that will run on MacOSX? So far I have found some old abandoned macports/darwin projects and people ...
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OS X application manager

Unix-sytled, "package managers" like Fink, Homebrew, and MacPorts do a good job of managing 'headless' libraries. I would like something similar to manage OS X applications with a GUI. I am hoping ...
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Removing current Python version and use other python version

First of all i installed python 2.7 with manual.After i installed python2.6 with macport with referenced this. And after i deleted my Python 2.7 files. The main point is when i write python at ...
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ImageMagick - Convert multipage pdf to animated gif

I have a two-page PDF file that I would like to convert to an animated GIF file. A post on the TeX StackExchange gives the following ImageMagick one-liner: convert -verbose -delay 50 -loop 0 ...
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SSH connection hangs out at SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT recieved

I tried to connect to a server with ssh, but it failed. I tried UseDNS no, update OpenSSH with MacPorts. But it didn't work. Using user@ip -v I get the following output OpenSSH_5.9p1, OpenSSL 0.9.8r ...
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Macports cccc terminates when run - how to solve

One tool I really appreciate when analyzing source code for software is Sourcemonitor, but unfortunately it is only available on windows. Having searched around for alternatives on my mac, it seems ...
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Installing RPM with MacPorts on Mac OS X 10.7.5

I installed MacPorts from the official site usting .pkg installer for Mac, accepting all default installation settings. Then my goal was to install rpm, so I typed respectively : sudo port -v ...
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How to cleanly remove MacPorts

I'd like to cleanly remove all changes made by MacPorts as well as MacPorts itself, to try my luck with homebrew. How can I do that?
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Having issues getting Wine installed on my mac (Lion)

I'm following this guide: http://www.davidbaumgold.com/tutorials/wine-mac/#part-1 I've attached my main.log file, but this is the error I get: ct-MacBook-Air:~ user$ sudo port install wine ---> ...
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Can not run ack after installing it using MacPorts

After installing p5-app-ack using Macports I can see it is installed correctly. I can not run it however. I get ack: command not found. and which ack displays nothing. How can I see where port ...
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How do I fix enourmous CPU usage & temperature on MacBook Air when trying to install Wine?

I have a 2012 MacBook Air Intel Core i5 8 GB memory (Mountain Lion). I am trying to install Wine through MacPorts, but after about a minute of building Wine, CPU usage rapidly rises into the 90s, and ...
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How can I apply a patch file to a Mac Ports app?

I want to use the CD-ripping utility abcde, which I've installed via Mac Ports. I've run afoul of a problem in abcde, which is described in their bug database. Someone made a patch file ...
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A lot of problems with Homebrew

This is probably bad form for this board, and feel free to delete it if it is, but running brew doctor reveals the following: Warning: /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig isn't writable. This can happen if you ...
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Problem with MacPorts

I have MacPorts installed on my Mac and a lot of ports that were put on my machine years ago by my sysadmin for various purposes. There is quite a lot of garbage out there, but worst of all, the ...
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Upgrading to PHP 5.4 using Mac Port

I tried following the excellent instructions on this gist to upgrade my Mac to PHP 5.4, but before I do, I need to know: Is there an easy way to find out which php extensions do I have installed ...
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Move python modules from one installation to another

I have several versions of Python installed, some through MacPorts and some directly via the python.org installers. I have modules installed through MacPorts and via PyPI, for the same Python version ...
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How do I find what packages I've installed via terminal?

I've been learning the shell for a few weeks and have installed several packages. I know/remember what some of them are, like oh-my-zsh and emacs 24 (which was a nightmare to upgrade to), but not sure ...
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Benefit of using MacPorts coreutils instead of stock OS X?

I noticed that MacPorts contains lots of software that are already present as part of a stock Mac OS X installation (I am running 10.6.8 Snow Leopard), such as coreutils, tar, etc. Is there a benefit ...
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How can I delay loading of a launchd Launch Daemon on boot?

I am running OS X Server 10.7.5 on a Mac Mini and I cannot get MacPorts’ Apache2 to start on boot. I have ensured that the Apple-supplied version of Apache is not launching and I have also ensured ...
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What happens if I update an app using its built-in ability that I built/installed through MacPorts?

Will I break MacPorts ability to manage and update that same app? Would it even allow me to do so? For example, both MacVim and iTerm2 have a "Check for Updates..." function built into them. If I ...
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What are pros and cons for installing apps natively vs. through MacPorts? [closed]

Given some applications that can be installed natively as well as through MacPorts (such as MacVim, iTerm2, Gimp, etc.), what are pros and cons for choosing one installation method over the other?
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License problems installing aquaterm via macports

I am trying to install aquaterm via macports. I run sudo port install aquaterm This gives back an error: ---> Building aquaterm Error: org.macports.build for port aquaterm returned: command ...
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Set default shell to MacPorts bash in Mac OS X 10.6.8?

As a follow up to my previous question, I reinstalled my MacPorts and want to try its newer version of bash again. I installed the newest bash via MacPorts on my Mac OS X 10.6.8 system, but when I ...
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Installing wine with homebrew

So, I am running a bit of a different install. Here's the background: I have installed wine before with MacPorts. Later, I decided to install homebrew. Then, wine didn't work so I tried brew install ...
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How do I launch shell applications after changing shell to MacPorts bash?

I have installed a current bash version via MacPorts and changed Terminal.app to use /opt/local/bin/bash. Unfortunately shell applications won't launch from Finder and Spotlight anymore. (OSX 10.8.2, ...
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Is it better to use MacPorts or just use an Ubuntu VM for local tools/services when developing on a Mac?

As a developer (primarily JVM-based web apps), I need to use a lot of different tools and services, such as Redis, RabbitMQ, MySQL, git, mercurial, etc. Having worked in a Linux environment where such ...
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MacPorts: Continue installing other updates after error

Say I have the following outdated packages: foo bar baz I want to update as many as them as possible, so I try to run: sudo port -n -f upgrade outdated However this fails with: Error: ...
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MacPorts vs. Fink vs. Homebrew

I always used MacPorts to install and maintain my GCC compilers (4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, ...) and gnuplot. Now I've heard about Fink and Homebrew. I think these two utilities are gaining ground in the Mac ...
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How to download pre-built binaries from MacPorts without installing?

I see as of 2.0 MacPorts is hosting pre-built binaries, which it would install by default if licensing is present and compatible. I'm looking for a more current version of rsync than ships by default ...
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MacPorts Software clean-up: /opt/local/var/macports/software

The MacPorts directory /opt/local/var/macports/software is really full of "stuff": Can all the .tbz2 files be deleted? I am running out of space on the SSD.
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MacPorts on mountain lion - cannot install apache2 due to gettext package

I have been having problem with installing gettext package from macports. When I am launching /opt/local/bin/port -v install apache2 it checks dependencies, and continues with gettext package ...
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How do I install macports successfully?

Right now it's stuck at Running packages scripts And here is the log: Aug 28 13:48:52 Alejandro installd[9247]: ./postinstall: MacPorts base version 2.1.2 installed, Aug 28 13:48:52 Alejandro ...
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Xcode 4.4.1 version not recognized in Macports?

After upgrading to Mountain Lion, I noticed that I can't install ports via Macports. I get the following error: Error: The installed version of Xcode (3.2.6) is too old to use on the installed OS ...
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Mountain Lion Figlet through MacPorts error?

I've just installed Mountain Lion, Xcode 4.4.1 + command line tools, and MacPorts for ML. It's working for other packages but I can't get figlet to install. When I use sudo port install figlet in ...
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Macports issues after Mountain Lion upgrade

After upgrading Lion to Mountain Lion, the MacPorts system seems broken. Refering to the MacPorts's migration page, the best solution seems to unistall all and reinstall all the ports. Is there a ...
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Installation of Wine via MacPorts not working with 10.8 and XCode 4.4

I had installed wine on my computer with then 10.7.4. It worked perfectly. Then I updated to 10.8 and wine did not work, so I uninstalled wine and macports. It gave me an error that winetricks (I ...
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Mountain Lion Broke MacPorts - Cannot Update

I am trying to update MacPorts but get the following error. sudo port selfupdate Password: ---> Updating MacPorts base sources using rsync MacPorts base version 2.1.1 installed, MacPorts base ...
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Python IDLE from MacPorts can't start

I tried installing the python27 and python32 packages via MacPorts in Mac OS X 10.6.8. It includes the standard IDLE, Python Launcher, and Build Applet applications. However, when I start them, their ...
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How to make sure macports only upgrades to ports that are at least a month old?

The goal is to insulate a code base from potential problems with new port upgrades. So maybe if a port upgrade outdated command can be amended not to use the freshest of the fresh ports, you can ...