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?
xz is a compression/decompression tool like zip, bzip2, gzip, and compress.
$ port info xz xz @5.2.1 (archivers) Variants: universal Description: XZ utils consist of a few relatively separate submodules: * LZMA/XZ encoder/decoder command line tool similar to gzip/bzip2 * Scripts to ease grepping, diffing and viewing (lz*grep, lzdiff/lzcmp, lzmore/lzless) Homepage: http://tukaani.org/xz/ Library Dependencies: libiconv, gettext Conflicts with: xz-devel Platforms: darwin License: public-domain GPL-2+ Maintainers: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org $