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

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How can I change default X11 application?

I compiled my own X11 Server for Mac OS X and want it to replace the original outdated X11.app supplied by Lion. 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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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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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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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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Help getting Nautilus running under MacPorts

I have been trying to run Nautilus on OS X 10.6.8 without any luck. First, I installed MacPorts, then installed Nautilus. However when I try to run it from the command line, I am getting an error. I ...
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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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Does Mac OS X have something like SELinux?

I just spent a looooooong time trying to use Macports' Apache2 to serve documents out of my home directory. She no work!!!11 In the absence of any meaningful log data (that I could find) to go on, I ...
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How do I change back from MacPorts Python to system default version?

I used MacPorts to install a newer version of Python on my system (10.5.8 PPC), and then used the MacPorts select command to change the default invoked version of Python to the MP version. Now I want ...
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Trouble installing sqlite3 on OS X 10.5.8

I am trying to install Rails 3, but having trouble with sqlite3. First I tried $ sudo gem install sqlite3 however, I got this error message: http://pastie.org/2419493 After googling around, I ...
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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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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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What's the best way to install command line utilities such as GIT?

I'm a Windows/Linux guy that just got my Macbook Air. I do web dev, and am currently trying to setup this machine for some on-the-go development. After some research attempts, I'm wondering: what's ...
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Mac OS X Lion and sshpass

I've upgraded from Mac OS X Snow Leopard to Lion. I used several scripts with sshpass but after I upgraded to Lion the following error appears: Permission denied, please try again. debug1: ...
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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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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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Is there any alternative to MacPorts?

MacPorts became really a pain because it does compile the packages on your machine, like the infamous gentoo and I would like something with a smaller footprint on your machine. I know that Fink and ...
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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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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 can I install the X11 version of Firefox on Snow Leopard? (Preferably without MacPorts or Fink?)

I’m doing some screen-scraping using Selenium, a framework which lets you programmatically control web browsers on your system. I’m running it as part of a web app on a Linux server, and on my MacBook ...
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How to remove unused MacPorts packages?

Whenever I install a program via MacPorts, it gets and installs lots of dependencies. When I uninstall said program, how do I make MacPorts recursively remove all unused dependencies with it?
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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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Stopping a macports installed mysql daemon

I'm trying to reset my root password on a macports installed MySQL on OS X. But none of the ways to do this that I can find works, for various reasons. One reason common to all is that I can't stop ...
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What are your “must-have” MacPorts? [closed]

I hate to be all cliché with yet another "best [something]" question, but I am genuinely interested in what you most often install with MacPorts. When you get a new Mac, which ports do you first ...
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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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Mac ports package name search from command line?

I tried to install gnuchessc with Mac ports, but there's nothing like that. sudo port install gnuchessc Error: Port gnuchessc not found Before reporting a bug, first run the command again with the ...
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Migrating from MacPorts to Homebrew. Is there any specific advice in how to minimize disruption?

I want to stop using macports, and use homebrew instead, I have been reading on their approach and it makes more sense to me. Now, I don't care much about having to reinstall my packages, even if some ...
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Are my permissions for /usr/local/ correct?

I’m using HomeBrew for my port needs (seems a bit “cleaner” than MacPorts). I can install without sudoing (which is great), but the man linking step seems to require it (/usr/local/share/man/man3 ...
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How do I set which Apache / PHP 10.6 should run?

All my problems stemmed from trying to get mcrypt for PHP installed. Last night I gave in and followed a tutorial of how to do a totally fresh apache2 and php5.3.3 install. I did this using macports ...
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LaunchDaemon not recognised

I've installed CouchDB via MacPorts. Now I want to start it when my Mac boots, so I executed the instructions given in the install process: sudo launchctl load -w ...
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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 ...