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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 8....
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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 @3....
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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 11:21:...
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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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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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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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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 selfupdate,...
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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 scala-2.7.7_2....
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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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Macports update causes Macbook pro to heat up

sudo port upgrade outdated I type the above and the fan on my 2014 Macbook Pro Retina 15 sounds like a jet engine taking off. After about 10 minutes of the fan blowing hot air out of the side of my ...
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Installing pymol using macports on yosemite

I tried to install pymol using macports (after trying to build from the source code failed): sudo port install pymol It did install it, giving me two warnings: Warning: xcodebuild exists but ...
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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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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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Why does installing Caffe via Macports install unrelated ports?

When installing the Caffe port from Macports, it also tries to install libgcc-devel, which takes hours to build. Curiously, I could not figure out which dependency needs this. I ran port rdeps Caffe ...
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Yosemite Activity Monitor: '% CPU' column blank for certain processes (clang compiler)

I have been a bit confused recently when installing some software updates using MacPorts. Some of the packages required compilation, and as expected the CPU usage (and fans) went up, as indicated in ...
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How to install Xcode 4.2.1 for OS X Lion 10.7.5

These instructions say "install xcode", but then say "once you have xcode installed". Pardon, didn't they skip a step? How do you install xcode? 2.1.1. Install Xcode on OS X 10.9 or later ...
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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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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 configure.compiler=macports-...
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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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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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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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prevent inbuilt apache running using server app

Using OS X 10.11.3 (15D21), with macports, apache 2.4/php 7.0.2 with OS X Server installed (for TimeCapsule sharing) I can't seem to prevent the inbuild apache from starting on reboot. if i use: ...
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Know installation source of PHP

I'm finding myself in an awkward situation. I need to install PHP and Nginx for development but I do not want to mess up my Mac with multiple installations. I have found that PHP and PHP-fpm are ...
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Fetching problem with Macports

I'm running macports on a late 2013 MBP. I'm having problems with macport being unable to download the package files. I tried installing 'git +svn' and not only did the entire dependency resolution ...
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Macports keeps 3 different versions of LLVM installed

I am using the latest Macports 2.3.3 on OS X 10.10.3. I installed Gimp, Ufraw and Enblend (among others), which required py27-numpy, which gave me 2 different versions of LLVM: $ port rdependents ...
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How to determine what macport (if any) containing an specific file?

For some reason looking for an macport package what containing an specific file, in this case looking for the file: sapi/embed/php_embed.h (probably should be somewhere in the `/opt/local/include/...`...
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Problem running rst2html from command line

all. Long-time lurker, etc. I use MacPorts to manage my Python installation, and it has worked flawlessly until ... until this moment. And I am completely flummoxed. I am trying to teach myself ...
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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 http://truongtx.me/2013/06/30/macos-...
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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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glxgears throwing Error: couldn't open display (null)

I installed glxgears through Macports with sudo port install glxgears. I am now trying to run glxgears by typing glxgears in my terminal, but the error comes up: Error: couldn't open display (null). ...
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Make: Error: TargetConfig not defined?

I am trying to compile p0sixspawn_lite(https://github.com/winocm/p0sixspwn_lite) on Mac OSX Yosemite. Make returns Error: TargetConfig not defined. Looking through the Common.make, the error is coming ...
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X.Org vs. XQuartz - MacPorts

After installing MacPorts and some software through that way, I noticed that MacPorts installed X.Org. I've already installed XQuartz years ago and I'm really fine with it. My 1. question is: Do I ...
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Create .app application bundle from Macports port

Is it possible to create an Mac OS X .app application bundle from a Macports port without having to modify the compilation process? The goal is a portable .app folder and not a .pkg that messes up /...
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Macports force-activate all ports

When trying to install SciTE sudo port install scite port stops at Error: org.macports.activate for port gettext returned: Image error: /opt/local/bin/autopoint already exists and does not ...
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php56 macports el capitan

I successfully installed a MAMP stack using Macport on OX El Capitan. Now I run into a situation where mysql is not correctly used in a command line script. I suspect that the built in php is used ...
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Trying to install gnome-terminal on Yosemite

When I run gnome-terminal I get the error: (gnome-terminal-server:572): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_ref: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed Here are my versions: Mac OS X - 10.10.5 ...