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

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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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How to install MacPorts on user-only account?

On my Mac I use an Admin and an everyday User account (without admin / sudo privileges). Currently I am setting up a new Yosemite system and found that after installing MacPorts (using its installer), ...
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MacPort - jslint fails to install due to incompatible spidermonkey installation

Problem Description in Brief: I am trying to install jslint which depends on the spidermonkey macport. Installation of spidermonkey is successful, however, it appears to be incompatible with the ...
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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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Does Migration Assistant migrate macports?

New MacBook Pro here. I am about to use 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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MacPorts issue, “Error: Port aircrack not found” on OS X El Capitan

Using MacPorts 2.3.4 on OS X El Capitan, I get an error when issuing the following command: sudo port install aircrack -g I get the message, Error: Port aircrack not found. I've updated the list ...
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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 ...
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Xquartz on Mavericks 10.9 fails

There is an issue with running xquartz on my system. I installed it by using the link from the Apple website. However when I run xquartz from terminal I get: :~$ xquartz ...
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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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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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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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Trying to install vsftpd via mac ports on snow leopard

Using this guide: http://www.finiteloops.com/weblog/?p=79 I get this error: 500 OOPS: vsftpd: not configured for standalone, must be started from inetd I am trying to turn on and off LISTEN in the ...
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How to download macports packages separately?

I would like to download an extensive list of macports packages through an accelerator and install them offline. Using the following command, the list of packages required was obtained, port echo ...
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How do I tell the MacPorts Python to look in /opt/local/lib for dylibs?

I'm running a Python script with the MacPorts version of Python (2.7), i.e, I've run: port select --set python python27 However, when I run my script, it can't find a dylib in /opt/local/lib: ...
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How fix broken Macports installation after manual deletion of app?

I had GIMP installed via sudo port install gimp. This created the GIMP.app in /Applications/MacPorts/. I accidentally deleted it manually (or with AppCleaner, not sure), so every time Macports scans ...
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How to get correct file permissions from Macports pip installs?

Macports sets up the ownership of its Python site-packages directory as root.wheel with world-readable permissions. Python packages instally via port install have the same # ls -l -d ...
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Processing of Port Wine Failed

I was in the process of installing Wine on terminal (via Macports), and encountered this hurdle while "computing dependencies": "---> Verifying checksums for xorg-libpthread-stubs Error: ...
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“Failed to configure php55-mysql” with MacPorts and Percona 5.5

I'm getting this error trying to install or update Percona using MacPorts on Max OS X (Mavericks 10.9 in my case) ---> Configuring php55-mysql Error: Failed to configure php55-mysql, consult ...
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Macports installer public signing key

The MacPorts installation guide says: Download the latest MacPorts-2.3.1-....pkg installer from the MacPorts download directory. [...] Double-click the downloaded package installer to perform ...
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dpkg.pm @INC dpkg-scanpackages / > Packages

I am running Max OS X 10.9 Installed: -Xcode 5 (latest version) -Fink -MacPorts -Xcode Command Line Tools -Theos I have a shell script running Dpkg-scanpackages debs / > Packages But i am ...
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Will installation of macports automatically install or update OpenSSL?

I am a mac user and want to stay with the system-provided version of OpenSSL, which is OpenSSL 0.9.8y. I am wondering if installation of macports will automatically update my OpenSSL or install ...
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Macports: libgnome-keyring taking days (or forever) to build

I have upgraded to mavericks and I am following the instructions to upgrade MacPorts, but it is taking days to rebuild libgnome-keyring - I stopped it after three days and deleted it from my ...
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How to deactivate all python ports

I just started using enthought's canopy to manage my python packages; thus I want to disable and/or uninstall all of my macports python packages. Nominally, I'd like to deactivate them first - make ...
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Why do I see this port as a leave? How to know if I really can get rid of it?

Once I've installed an svn, I need it. $ port echo requested ... subversion @1.8.1_3 As I understand, this port is important for subversion: $ port echo depof:subversion ... ...
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MacPorts: How do I make py32-scipy not depend on gcc48?

MacPorts has many unnecessary dependencies. I need to disable the dependency of py32-scipy on gcc48 because gcc48 won't build on my system for some reason. I get this error: (much information ...
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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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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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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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Installing/Setting Up OpenVPN Server on Yosemite with MacPorts

Good day all. I'm very, very inexperienced with VPNs and networking protocols in general. This may be terrible: Attempting to setup OpenVPN in Yosemite Lion while bridging my ethernet connection to ...
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Problem loading php56 instead of php5 under MacPorts

I am running MacOS X Mavericks, where I manually created a MAMP stack by installing mysql5-server, php5, etc., under MacPorts. I was recently forced to upgrade this configuration to mysql56-server ...
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Macports / fink / homebrew - which allows true non-root, home-directory-only installation?

I'm looking into doing some development on my Macbook Pro running Yosemite. I've used both Macports and homebrew before, but I really don't want to install anything on my machine outside of my home ...
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Should I reinstall any part of Macports when upgrading XCode?

This page claims that both XCode and MacPorts should be reinstalled whenever a major system change occurs (e.g. upgrading version of OS from 10.8 to 10.9). I have done this before when upgrading from ...
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Can't install ncmpcpp on Yosemite

I'm installing ncmpcpp using macports and getting the following error: Error: org.macports.build for port ncmpcpp returned: command execution failed Please see the log file for port ncmpcpp for ...
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Have there ever been malicious MacPorts portfiles?

Is there a reason to use caution when installing packages from Macports? I'm still new to *nix land, more a result of projects like Ubuntu making things like installing programs easy. I always felt ...
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/bin/sh don't read .profile after update to mac os x 10.10

I have updated my mac os x to 10.10 and got a lot of problems with program compilations. It looks like that default /bin/sh are not reading .profile anymore. So, all scripts, which are dependent from ...
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Can't Find MacPorts (installed on OS 10.8.5

How can I find MacPorts after it's been installed? I'm trying to use it to open GIMP but can't locate it. GIMP gave me the message "There is no application set to open the document ...
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ImageMagick install fails on “verification” step in OS X 10.8

I’ve just tried to install ImageMagick on OS X 10.8. Everything seems to work fine, except the last "verification" steps: MacBook-Pro-de-Ewan:~ ewandelanoy$ /opt/local/bin/identify -list font -bash: ...
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How do I use the MacPorts version of nano as my default text editor?

I tried installing nano using "port install nano", but using the "nano" command doesn't open the macports version. $ which nano /opt/local/bin/nano $ /opt/local/bin/nano --version GNU nano version ...
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Trace/BPT trap: 5 and Gnuplot/Text Edit, … on Mavericks

I need to use gnuplot and a bunch of other stuff, so I installed MacPorts on Mavericks. After installing the packages, if I try to plot something I get the Trace/BPT trap: 5 error. Reinstalling ...
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How to install terminal application globally?

So I mess around with terminal once in a while. Occasionally I find I have to compile from source with the usual: ./configure make (sudo) make install I'm trying to install gtk+ following the ...