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

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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 ...