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

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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 ...
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port selfupdate fails after upgrading to next OS X version

port selfupdate fails with the following error message: port -d selfupdate can't find package machista 1.0 while executing "package require machista 1.0" (procedure "mportinit" line 487) ...
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Apache doesn't recognize a local zone (BIND) unless restarted frequently

Apache does not recognize the local zone .dev -- returns 404 Not Found. If Apache is restarted it will recognize the local zon. If inactive for ~1hr it no longer recognizes the local zone -- returns ...
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Is there a way to get gnome-terminal on Lion?

Is there a port of gnome-terminal, or a way to compile it, or some other program that is typographically comparable, under Lion? There is a typographic difference, and I can't duplicate it in ...
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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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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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MacBook Pro 2012 appearance

I just got the latest MacBook Pro (2.6 GHz i7 Quad Core, 8GB RAM, non-retina). But the packaging and overall appearance looks just like the older 15" one (I don't see any HDMI and stuff). Are the ...
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Terminal hangs on startup

I am on OSX Lion. After I Control C the building of Atlas under MacPorts Clang I can no longer get it to run. It start taking around 2GB on startup and even does this after a reboot. After killing the ...
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Midnight Commander installed via Ports to support scp

I have installed Midnight Commander via Ports, but I am unable to connect to a remote computer to copy files as: cd #sh:user@server.net I keep getting: "Cannot CHDIR to #sh:user@server.net". ...
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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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Unable to update MacPorts: “symbol(s) not found for architecture x86_64”

I'm trying to run sudo port selfupdate to but part of the build process seems to be generating errors. I've run it with -d, and here's the output: DEBUG: MacPorts sources location: ...
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Where does macports install programs

I have installed both moria and ettercap using MacPorts (via pallet) and I can't for the life of me find out where the things were installed to run them! Where is the install directory? EDIT: When I ...
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MacPorts gcc_select doesn't contain gcc_select

I want to use different gcc versions easily (to build some whimsy python library). I've installed gcc_select-0.1_6… but it doesn't contain "gcc_select", is it a bug or gcc_select is just a stub now an ...
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Listing all files installed by some MacPorts package

How to list all files that was installed by some MacPorts package? For example in Funtoo (or in Gentoo) I can achieve the same with a command: equery b [package name]
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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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Xcode appears to be installed but xcodebuild is unusable

I was had to reinstall Xcode 4 and now I'm getting message Xcode appears to be installed but xcodebuild is unusable; and xcodebuild exists but failed to execute all the time when I try to install ...
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Apache module run under MacPorts gives SQLite error

I have an Apache module, compiled from source, which works just fine with the stock Apache 2.2 on Mac OS X 10.5 through 10.7. However, under the Apache 2.2.22 installed by MacPorts, running ...
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How can I install getent on Snow Leopard?

I have several scripts which require the utility getent. In addition, I've read several handy tips which use getent. getent is a Networking utility which is widely available on Unix, *BSD and ...
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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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Failed to install ghostscript, during Imagemagick installation

I'm kinda new to those CLI installations so I don't know exactly what I'm doing I'm just following the installation steps of the guide: I want to install Imagemagick on my Mac 10.5.8: I typed ´sudo ...
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Reinstall Lion, Keep MacPorts

After reinstalling Lion, port install produces: Warning: xcodebuild exists but failed to execute Error: Unable to open port: can't read "build.pre_args": can't read "build.cmd": Failed to locate ...
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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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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 2.0.3 uninstalling package gives error “this entry does not own the given file”

I'm hitting an error while trying to uninstall some packages in my MacPorts 2.0.3 installation, and I can't figure out what's causing them or how to resolve them. Googling around lead to nothing ...
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How to find which ports depends on a given one when using macports?

I want to find which ports depends on a given installed port (texlive in my case). I found port deps texlive, but this is working in the "wrong" direction. How can I do it?
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Can homebrew and macports work together to let Firefox-X11 be installed?

I want to install firefox-x11 but theres no repo in homebrew, only macports seems to have one, hence I'm at a loss how to get firefox-X11 on a system that relies on homebrew for OSS. The way I'd ...
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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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Unable to install Meld via MacPorts 2.0.3 on OSX 10.6.8

I am trying to get Meld onto my OS X 10.6.8 box using MacPorts 2.0.3 and am not having success. bobk-mbp:opt bobk$ port version Version: 2.0.3 bobk-mbp:opt bobk$ sudo port install meld ---> ...
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What are pros and cons for MacPorts, Fink and Homebrew?

I'm just migrating from Ubuntu Linux to Mac, and everything is new and I'm re-learning a lot of stuff. On Linux I had the excellent apt-get to manage software packages. I googled for an alternative ...