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

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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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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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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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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 ...
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Building netgen on Mac OS 10.9 - problem with tcl and tk

I am a very beginner in building from source on Mac. (It's my first request here...) I am trying to build netgen and ngsolve. Mac OS 10.9, Xcode 5.0.2, macports version 2.2.1 After installing tcl ...
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Cannot bring up MacVim 7.4 on Mac OS X 10.7.5

I just installed MacVim 7.4 on Mac OS X Lion through macports, but I cannot bring it up? Typing mvim in the terminal invokes the application but doesn't bring up any window (and doesn't print anything ...
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On MacPorts, Mavericks, and generated PDF files with latex/xelatex

So, I am using MacPorts and through MacPorts I want to use texlive in order to be able to build with latex/xelatex PDF documents. Everything seems to be working fine, apart from the fact, that ...
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Apache truncates files at 65536 bytes after Mavericks upgrade

I was using a mac-ports based LAMP stack before upgrading to Mavericks from Mountain Lion and all was fine.. After the upgrade, apache has started truncating static files.. If I use curl to fetch a ...
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Get specific version macports dependencies

Some ports have several versions installed, for example: sqlite3 @3.7.17_0 sqlite3 @3.8.0_0 (active) How do I get dependencies per each of them? $ port deps sqlite3@3.7.17_0 Full Name: sqlite3 ...
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PHP exec() with Mac ports issue

I'm running PHP 5.3 from Mac Ports. I'm seeing some odd behavior with "exec()" that I can't track down. Calling commands that are installed in system-standard directories work, but calling commands ...
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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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Can Apache 2.2.24 from MacPorts 2.1.3 run stably on Server 10.6.8 Build 10K549 with symlinked targets?

Mac OS X Server 10.6.8 Build 10K549 running Apache 2.2.24 via MacPorts 2.1.3. Native Mac OS X Server http server disabled. The error message I'm getting in the log is as follows: [Tue Aug 13 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Many Compile Warnings while Installing MacPorts

I recently upgraded to Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2. I also installed the latest version of Xcode (version 4.2) in order to build MacPorts. After doing this, I had no problems executing sudo port ...
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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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How to install Scala on Mac OS X with MacPorts?

I'm trying to install Scala following the advice at the official website: sudo port install scala But this gives me: ---> Fetching archive for scala ---> Attempting to fetch ...
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Installing cURL from Macports fails

I'm trying to install libusb-devel using Macports on a friend's Mac (we need it in order to install Osceleton). On my computer, the installation went perfectly well, but I'm stuck while installing it ...
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switch back to clang after installing gcc through Macports on Mavericks

After I installed Macports (and after that I have installed several versions of gcc through Macports), whenever I type gcc, one of those gcc installed through Macports will be invoked. Before I ...
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MacPort : Is a given package a dependecy for another one ?

My MacPort package are becoming the huge mess. I probably won't use some of them and I was wondering how I could know if a given package is a dependecy for another one. For example I have GTK3 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Running second Google Drive Crashes constantly on OSX Mavericks

I have been trying to get a second instance of Google Drive to run under another user on my MBP running Mavericks. I have been following the instructions here ...
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Installing ghostscript on MacPorts failed

I am trying to install ghostcript on Macports 2.2.1-10.0-Mavericks. I get the following message: **checking for gcc... /usr/bin/clang checking whether the C compiler works... no configure: error: in ...
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define local keyword globally in a macports config

My main target is to globally enable all ports to compile with macports-clang-3.4 and use libc++ instead of libstdc++. For example when working with one port I need to set ...
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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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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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Issue installing MacPorts on Mavericks

I try to install MacPorts and get this $ sudo make install make: getcwd: Permission denied shell-init: error retrieving current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent directories: Permission denied ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Cannot find where php5-fpm is stored in MacPorts

I installed php5 from macports. But i can't find php-fpm for start. Look in /opt/local/sbin and /usr/sbin/ I used console command: sudo port install php5 May be need some like php5 +fastcgi fscgi
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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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Problem with w3mimgdisplay installed with MacPorts

I have installed w3mimgdisplay using MacPorts with "+inline_image_imlib2" and see w3mimgdisplay created under "/opt/local/libexec/w3m/w3mimgdisplay". But, still not able to see images inline in w3m ...