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

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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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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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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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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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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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tmux hangs when re-attaching session after logout

Since Yosemite, my tmux, which I installed via MacPorts, "hangs" when I re-attach it after my user has logged out and logged in again. I.e. it cannot start new processes, like a new command line. The ...
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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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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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GIMP doesn't open

I installed gimp from macports on my MacBook Air Mavericks. When I launch GIMP 2.8 from launchpad it pops up in dock for a second and vanishes. system log shows 26/05/14 8:43:28.086 pm ...
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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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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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Install XPDF in Mac/OS

How we can install XPDF via Mac Ports? Or if another methods for the installation of XPDF in the Mac/OS platform exists?
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How can I customize the symlinks that MacPorts creates/deletes when using its `port select --set <group>` command?

I use MacPorts to manage certain *nix packages on my Mac. One such Mac has multiple Python versions installed. When I switch between Python versions, I use a command like: port select --set python ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 do I set the static library path in OS X lion?

Instead of typing : g++ functions.cpp /opt/local/lib/libhdf5.a /opt/local/lib/libsiloh5.a /opt/local/lib/libz.a I would prefer to type: g++ functions.cpp -lhdf5 -lsiloh5 -lz I think that I ...
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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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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), ...