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

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What are the key differences between fink and macports?

I don't want to start a holywar, but as far as I am concerned, I am on track according to the faq. I wanted to know the key differences between macports and fink. I am a long time macports user and ...
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Homebrew gives a warning: “You have MacPorts or Fink installed”

I just got a new Mac Pro with OS X 10.9. When I run: brew doctor I get the warning: Warning: You have MacPorts or Fink installed: /opt/local/bin/port This can cause trouble. You don't have to ...
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Installing gnuplot (or similar) on Lion

All the packages needed to install gnuplot through MacPorts on Lion succeed, except for aquaterm. Installing gnuplot through Fink is far less lucky on Lion. Fink bails out after only a third of the ...
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Make Macports use HTTPS (SSL/TLS) to fetch packages

By default, Macports uses HTTP to fetch packages. For example: ---> Attempting to fetch port_cutleaves-0.1.4_0.darwin_10.noarch.tbz2 from http://lil.fr.packages.macports.org/port_cutleaves How ...
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Can't update MacPorts after upgrading to Mavericks

I ran port selfupdate and MacPorts tried to upgrade itself to version 2.2.1, but eventually fails. When I add the -v flag, I can see the build fails after these lines: checking for Tcl ...
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How to install and run nautilus using macports (or any other way)

I've installed macports and then done 'sudo port install nautilus' to install nautilus, which all works fine. Now i'm not sure how to actually run nautilus - there's no app in the applications, and if ...
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Mac ports installation of gcc46 failing due to architecture problems

When trying to install gcc46 on OS X 10.6.4 using port (MacPorts 1.9.1) i get the following errors: artemis:foo$ sudo port install gcc46 Error: Cannot install gcc46 for the arch(s) 'x86_64' because ...
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When upgrading to Yosemite from Mavericks are there any traps with Brew and Ports

Currently running Mavericks. Got a LOT of things installed through Homebrew and a handful through Ports. Are these going to survive the upgrade? What is best practice in this situation?
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How to remove launchpad icon of broken application

I installed gimp from macports and uninstalled it (port uninstall gimp) when I found its not well maintained as gimp released its native mac build. But the gimp icon in launchpad didn't go away. How ...
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Which of the GNU coreutils applications are included in the MacPorts coreutils package?

In general, I would like to know if there are any discrepancies between the MacPorts coreutils and the GNU coreutils, and how I might go about answering this question myself. In particular, I don't ...
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Using MacPorts bash, tab completion no longer lists hidden / dot files

I used MacPorts to install bash (bash @4.3.8_0). I switched Terminal to use /opt/local/bin/bash as the command to startup. However, now when I type vim ~/.<tab><tab>, it no longer lists ...
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Switch to MacPorts SSH by default 10.8/10.9

I've installed the MacPorts high-performance variant of SSH (sudo port install openssh +hpn) but now I would like to switch the default ssh command over. However, there appears to be some moral panic ...
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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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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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Problem installing rpm using macports

I am trying to install the rpm package using MacPorts, but this is what I get: ~ wdb$ sudo port install rpm ---> Computing dependencies for rpm Error: org.macports.activate for port rpm returned: ...
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Run x11 app from dock

I have an app in /usr/local/bin directory and can not drag it onto the dock and have to open Terminal everytime I want to run this program. Is it possible to run a macported/homebrewed application ...
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Installed MacPorts packages sizes

Can I retrieve a list of the sizes of MacPorts installed packages? Yes, I know they are compiled from sources, but if a list of generated files is known, it should be computable anyway.
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How to get rid of Xorg from Macports?

I have installed some packages from macports, and nearly all of them required to install Xorg. How can I remove the Xorg packages? Is there a way to reinstall all my Xorg dependant package without ...
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Macports and scala

I have installed scala 2.8 using macports. I have setup the SCALA_HOME env variable and I have added the bin directory to my path. If I type scala-2.8 into my terminal I get the scala interpreter. ...
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How to install apache24 and php55 from macports?

I need apache24 because of some features what introduced in 2.3. And (unfortunately) need php too. So decided to install the next ports: apache24-devel php55 and php55-apache2handler For some ...
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How to not install MacPorts dependency if installed elsewhere?

A common problem that I'm having with MacPorts is that I will go to install a port, and it will list a port as a dependency that I have installed outside of MacPorts. For example: I have Qt5 ...
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Mac OS X Lion Server and Macports - Can they work together?

I've been using macports for my MAMP projects for quite some time, but I don't think that the command line server management for Apache and MySQL Server, both from macports, is the best way to do it. ...
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Why do X11 applications start but their windows stay invisible?

After using a fresh OS X system for a while, I regularly hit the point where X11 clients start and run, but their windows do not show up anywhere. I suspect it has something to do with Mac port ...
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Macports with Xcode CLI tools only

I ve installed the latest version of MacPorts and Xcode CLI tools for OS X 10.10 - I don't want download 4GB of data because I need only GCC. Everything looks fine - I can download and compile ports, ...
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Mac Port install arguments

I need to install ROOT on my mac. Since I prefer Python for Scientific Computing I though that it would install PyROOT by default. That didn't happen. After I looked on PyROOT site i found that ...
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Why after installing MacPorts the kernel_task RAM size raised x1.5?

I noticed that before installing MacPorts the kernel_task RAM usage was about 200-300 Mb. After installing that the process is using 482.5 Mb real RAM. What are the components (maybe .kexts, which ...
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Apache problem with hostname on OSX 10.8.4

After updating to 10.8.4 I am having trouble running my macports apache server. I stop the built-in apache with: sudo apachectl stop, then I try to start macports apache with: sudo ...
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Problems with tesseract and leptonica on OS X

after sudo port selfupdate, sudo port install leptonica and sudo port install tesseract I have what seem to be serious deficiencies. Tesseract wont even recognize .tiff files! pro:Images me$ ...
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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 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 ...
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How to make ffmpeg use correct libfreetype version?

I have a PHP application that uses ffmpeg with libfreetype. I installed both ffmpeg and libfreetype from macports. But I keep getting this error: 2013-08-30 14:44:21 - Generate poster - Create ...
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Is Eigen provided with XCode?

I found out that I have some Eigen file in /usr/include/eigen3/... Is Eigen provided by deafult with XCode 4.3 or were them installed by me with a package manager like macport or homebrew? I'm ...
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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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How to get to know OS X/Unix better? [closed]

Not sure how to ask this but this problem has troubled me for so long. I'd long been a DOS/Windows user until about 12 years ago when Mac OS X first came out I turned to the Mac, and stayed here ever ...
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LaTeX on OS X stoped working after update

I have TeX Live installed on my MacBook Pro with OS X 10.9.2. I installed TeX Live through MacPorts. Not long ago, I did an update of out of date packages. I just tried to compile a Tex document, and ...
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What options does Terminal pass to bash on startup?

In the Terminal preferences, I'm able to configure the Terminal to "Open shells with:" -> "Command (complete path):" /opt/local/bin/bash. What options is the terminal passing when invoking this ...
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How do I install Macports and Xcode for OS X Snow Leopard

I'm new to OS X and I have an older Snow Leopard system. I need to compile a few simple C programs for some analysis work. It seems that gcc et al are part of a package called Xcode, and that many ...
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Create a new port for Macports

I hate to wait for Macports to update the packages that I need. I would like to learn how to create a new port and submit it to Macports server. How do I do that?
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Making MacPorts Think A Dependency Is Already Installed

I like to install some packages by hand that are also available through MacPorts. When I do this MacPorts still wants to install that package even though its binaries are in the path. Is there any ...
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Repairing macports after deleting image folders

I was having problems uninstalling a package in macports (gimp2-devel, to be exact) due to some "directory not empty" errors. I discover from comments made by the maintainer of macports that it's OK ...
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Migration assistant question

New Macbook Pro here. I am about to use the Migration assistant to copy over my old files from my old first-gen macbook. Will I have to reinstall macports manually or will migration assistant copy my ...
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chown /opt/local

Is it safe (no security implications) to chown -R user /opt/local/, so that I don't sudo port install with MacPorts? I don't like the idea of sudoing with MacPorts as it can write things in ...
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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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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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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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Mac Ports keeps on re-installing Perl, Python, etc

Every time I want to install something, mac ports keeps on re-installing Perl, Python, etc. although the same packages are already installed on the system. Is there some setting to avoid this?
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MacPorts-installed packages not working after updating to Lion

I recently upgraded OS X from 10.6 to 10.7. Since doing this, certain command line tools I installed via MacPorts, such as ImageMagick, stopped working. For example when I run $ convert Jobs.png ...
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What more does installing Homebrew allow me to do? [closed]

Homebrew is a useful tool to install UNIX tools. What are useful things to do with homebrew? What tools can you recommend?
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MacPorts can't recognize Xcode version properly

I've tried to run the following command to install "automake" package on my Mac: MacBook:~ administrator$ sudo port install automake Password: Error: The installed version of Xcode (5.1.1) is too old ...
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opencv cmake not building

I've been trying to build OpenCV in a mac (Yosemite 10.10) using cmake-gui and the compilers gcc,g++ and gfortran given by MacPorts. I HAVE to use those compilers. I configured WITH_OPENCL to be OFF ...