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

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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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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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macports/dylib failure with libc++abi.dylib: terminate called throwing an exception Abort trap: 6

I installed Macports vowpal_wabbit v6.1 on MacOS 10.8.4 and it dies with: libc++abi.dylib: terminate called throwing an exception Abort trap: 6 I read around a lot and it seems this is a known ...
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What are pros and cons for MacPorts, Fink and Homebrew?

I'm just migrating from Ubuntu Linux to Mac, and everything is new and I'm re-learning a lot of stuff. On Linux I had the excellent apt-get to manage software packages. I googled for an alternative ...
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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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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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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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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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MacPorts Software clean-up: /opt/local/var/macports/software

The MacPorts directory /opt/local/var/macports/software is really full of "stuff": Can all the .tbz2 files be deleted? I am running out of space on the SSD.
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How fix broken Macports installation after manual deletion of app?

I had GIMP installed via sudo port install gimp. This created the GIMP.app in /Applications/MacPorts/. I accidentally deleted it manually (or with AppCleaner, not sure), so every time Macports scans ...
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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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MacPorts issue, “Error: Port aircrack not found” on OS X El Capitan

Using MacPorts 2.3.4 on OS X El Capitan, I get an error when issuing the following command: sudo port install aircrack -g I get the message, Error: Port aircrack not found. I've updated the list ...
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Does Migration Assistant migrate macports?

New MacBook Pro here. I am about to use 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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How do I tell the MacPorts Python to look in /opt/local/lib for dylibs?

I'm running a Python script with the MacPorts version of Python (2.7), i.e, I've run: port select --set python python27 However, when I run my script, it can't find a dylib in /opt/local/lib: ...
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How to download macports packages separately?

I would like to download an extensive list of macports packages through an accelerator and install them offline. Using the following command, the list of packages required was obtained, port echo ...
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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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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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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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MacPorts vs. Fink vs. Homebrew [duplicate]

I always used MacPorts to install and maintain my GCC compilers and other programs. Now I've heard about Fink and Homebrew. It seems these two utilities are gaining ground in the Mac community, but I ...
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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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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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Installing ghostscript using MacPorts fails

I recently upgraded MacOSX to version 10.9. Before I did that, i uninstalled all macports-packages using: sudo port uninstall --follow-dependencies installed Now I'm running MacPorts 2.2.1 and ...
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Why can't find you open source software in the app store? [closed]

Why do you need macports or homebrew to get open source software installed? Why can't you find this kind of software in the app store?
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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 ...
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Should MacPorts be installed as root?

I'm on OS X 1011.1 and am looking at MacPorts. Should it be installed as root:wheel, or should it be installed as me? Everything in it's directors is root:wheel, and it looks to me like nothing will ...
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Wine in OS X: Issues with paths that include spanish special characters

I have installed Wine via MacPorts on OS X El Capitan so I have a standard wine setup. I am having the following issue: My default language in OS X in English but I am Spanish therefore some of my ...
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Forwarding an IP:Port data stream to a MacOS Port-Device /dev/tty

We are using a Ethernet -> 4xRS232 Data Gateway (ExSys EX-6034) to record process data. The data could be read via an IP-address (w/ 4 Ports) with several protocols (UDP, IP, TCP, ICMP, HTTP, DHCP, ...
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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/Setting Up OpenVPN Server on Yosemite with MacPorts

Good day all. I'm very, very inexperienced with VPNs and networking protocols in general. This may be terrible: Attempting to setup OpenVPN in Yosemite Lion while bridging my ethernet connection to ...
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What is libgio and how can I update my library?

I downloaded a plugin for gimp, but when I execute this, I get: Reason: Incompatible library version: gmic_gimp requires version 4201.0.0 or later, but libgio-2.0.0.dylib provides version 4001.0.0 ...
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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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How do I find what packages I've installed via terminal?

I've been learning the shell for a few weeks and have installed several packages. I know/remember what some of them are, like oh-my-zsh and emacs 24 (which was a nightmare to upgrade to), but not sure ...
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How can I install Dedalus using MacPorts?

Ive installed all the necessary MacPorts versions of the dependency packages listed on this page. When I run the bash install.sh installation script, it fails while installing scipy (which...I've ...
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macports: bash_completion not working with make (with gmake or without)

I've installed bash_completion from macports. Completion works fine for git, for instance, where I installed +bash_completion variant. Completion doesn't work for make, whether I install macports' ...
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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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How can I uninstall the macports tex packages?

I have installed MacTex 2013 and it seems to be properly installed, except that the binaries used at are from macports. "sudo port uninstall texlive" will not do anything. No output from the command. ...
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Using python screws up the shell (and/or terminal?)!

The problem Simply opening and closing the Python sub-shell screws up my shell (or possibly the terminal?). It seems to remove the shell's ability to print any text I enter, including newlines after ...
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Files wrongly considered as damaged in encfs volume

I am using encfs @1.7.5 and osxfuse @2.6.4 installed via MacPorts 2.2.1 on my MacBook Pro Retina Late 2013 which is running OS X Mavericks 10.9.2. When opening certain files (e.g. xlsx, pdf) in my ...
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Problem loading php56 instead of php5 under MacPorts

I am running MacOS X Mavericks, where I manually created a MAMP stack by installing mysql5-server, php5, etc., under MacPorts. I was recently forced to upgrade this configuration to mysql56-server ...
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MacPorts not working after power outage during build (sqlite disk I/O error)

I was building packages in MacPorts on a Mac Mini when the power went out. Now anything I try to do in MacPorts (install, clean, selfupdate) results in the following error: sqlite error: disk I/O ...
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Installing octave-java from macports

I need octave-java installed. I tried using macports, but evidently I'm missing something here. I am running Yosemite. I already have octave installed, so I tried to install octave-java . . . $sudo ...
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What does the port xz do in Macports?

I'm new to macports. I want to install a certain port called gimp-gap, but first I have to install 'xz'. But what does this port actually do?
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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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MacPorts can't install anything, claiming it can't open portfiles

I recently installed MacPorts in the hope that I could download GNUradio with it, however, every time I try to install anything, it will say something like $ sudo port install gnuradio Error: Unable ...
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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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How do check that uninstalling Macports won't break things?

Its been over a year since I installed Macports for Ruby. I want to uninstall but I can't remember if I was using for anything crucial. Can I get a nice list of ports that was directly installed?
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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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Macports / fink / homebrew - which allows true non-root, home-directory-only installation?

I'm looking into doing some development on my Macbook Pro running Yosemite. I've used both Macports and homebrew before, but I really don't want to install anything on my machine outside of my home ...