So I mess around with terminal once in a while. Occasionally I find I have to compile from source with the usual:
./configure make (sudo) make install
I'm trying to install gtk+ following the instructions on the build page of: https://wiki.gnome.org
it suggests using a different account for those who have macports or fink installed. So thats what I'm doing.
I realized this means some stuff won't be available, but I'm literally scouring the internet for obscure packages that apparently I don't have, because I can't get past step one: install a bunch of supporting modules. I have XCode installed.
Why isn't at least some of the stuff I installed in my main account showing up for all users? I thought source installation did this by default? like in /usr/bin or /usr/lib?
I don't want to mess with my path too much as the whole point was to have a clean path free of macports/fink influence (I had both).
IDK what the issue with macports/fink is exactly, but is it possible to link against main libraries without linking macports/fink?
EDIT: Is it possible to make some ports selectively available for all users but not all? I don't fully understand what exactly about macports (maybe just some of the ported utilities) doesn't work with gtk+ and jhbuild. But maybe thats a start