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/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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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 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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MacPorts vs. Fink vs. Homebrew

I always used MacPorts to install and maintain my GCC compilers (4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, ...) and gnuplot. Now I've heard about Fink and Homebrew. I think these two utilities are gaining ground in the Mac ...
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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 ...
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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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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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MacPorts issue with FreeType10.10

I'm using MacPorts to run Windows executables through Wine, everything went fine until all this suddenly went kaput for this reason: Wine cannot find the FreeType font library. To enable Wine to ...
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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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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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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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“Processing of port php5-curl failed” when installing cURL with MacPorts

I am trying to install cURL extension on OS X Yosemite with MacPorts and getting the following error: Processing of port php5-curl failed I get the same error when I am trying to install iconv. ...
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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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Mac Ports fails to install mysql5

I am trying to install mysql via mac ports and having no luck: /sites $ sudo port install mysql5 Password: ---> Computing dependencies for mysql5 ---> Building mysql5 Error: ...
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Looking for org.macports.smartd.plist from macport's smartmontools

I compiled smartmontools myself, and it is working flawlessly. What I miss is a LaunchDaemon script to run smartd in the background. When you install smartmontools via. macports, you will get a ...
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Why can't I use `launchctl setenv` from `tmux`?

If I'm running within tmux and I try to update an environment variable with launchctl, I see an error like this: $ launchctl setenv GIT_SSH /opt/local/bin/ssh Not privileged to set domain ...
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EmacsClient waits when alternate editor is used

I created the following script to invoke emacs (if already an emacs instance is running, the arguments should be opened in this instance, otherwise, a new instance should be started; the -n causes ...
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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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how do I install SIPSAK?

How and where is this installed from on a Mac? For context, SIPSAK is the SIP Swiss Army Knife: sipsak is a command line tool which can send simple requests to a SIP server. It can run additional ...
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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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How do I install SIPSAK with macports?

For context, SIPSAK is the SIP Swiss Army Knife: sipsak is a command line tool which can send simple requests to a SIP server. It can run additional tests on a SIP server which are usefull for ...
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What are the search parameters to get Xcode 4.2?

What are the search parameters to get xcode 4.2? I see xcode 6, and searched for 4.2...and got back hundreds of results. https://developer.apple.com/downloads/index.action My system: System ...
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Should I reinstall any part of Macports when upgrading XCode?

This page claims that both XCode and MacPorts should be reinstalled whenever a major system change occurs (e.g. upgrading version of OS from 10.8 to 10.9). I have done this before when upgrading from ...
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Migrating macports from a backup location

I recently had a Mavericks system die. The replacement is on Yosemite, so MacPorts can't be directly copied. Instead, I installed the macports base and now I'm trying to restore all the packages. The ...
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How to get correct file permissions from Macports pip installs?

Macports sets up the ownership of its Python site-packages directory as root.wheel with world-readable permissions. Python packages instally via port install have the same # ls -l -d ...
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Can't install ncmpcpp on Yosemite

I'm installing ncmpcpp using macports and getting the following error: Error: org.macports.build for port ncmpcpp returned: command execution failed Please see the log file for port ncmpcpp for ...
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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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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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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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Trouble installing py27-pyobjc-quartz

macports doesn't seem to want to install py27-pyobjc-quartz. I can't really make heads or tails out of the logfile. Can anyone lend a hand getting this installed? command I used: $ sudo port clean ...
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opencv cmake not building

I've been trying to build OpenCV in a mac (Yosemite 10.10) using cmake-gui and the compilers gcc,g++ and gfortran given by MacPorts. I HAVE to use those compilers. I configured WITH_OPENCL to be OFF ...
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Wrong volume name for sshfs volume in Finder even with volname option

I am using sshfs @2.5 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 issuing the following command: sshfs -ovolname=Z ...
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OpenCV library not installing after using cmake

I use Yosemite 10.10, and I need to build and install the OpenCV library using cmake-gui. I was able to configure and generate the binaries readily. But when I try to 'make' the library using the ...
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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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How to remove launchpad icon of broken application

I installed gimp from macports and uninstalled it (port uninstall gimp) when I found its not well maintained as gimp released its native mac build. But the gimp icon in launchpad didn't go away. How ...
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MacPorts can't recognize Xcode version properly

I've tried to run the following command to install "automake" package on my Mac: MacBook:~ administrator$ sudo port install automake Password: Error: The installed version of Xcode (5.1.1) is too old ...
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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), ...
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Installing OpenVAS on Mac: openvas-nvt-sync does not see md5sum

I am installing OpenVAS on my MacBook Pro 10.10.1 using MacPorts. I got to the step of downloading the test database: $ sudo openvas-nvt-sync The command gave the following output with error ...
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Macports with Xcode CLI tools only

I ve installed the latest version of MacPorts and Xcode CLI tools for OS X 10.10 - I don't want download 4GB of data because I need only GCC. Everything looks fine - I can download and compile ports, ...
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Moving configuration from one computer to another

I am about to switch to a new computer and would like to make the process of reinstalling all the apps easier. What I need to reinstall are mainly: ~/Applications/ directory (probably together ...
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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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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 ...
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How to use a PGP Signature when trying to install MacPorts?

MacPorts links are not working, someone offered the PGP signature key, could you please guide me on how/where to use this piece of text in order to install Macports 2.3.3 in Maverick? Thank you