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

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Manage python environments with MacPorts

In win I was using anaconda and with conda activate I could easily manage isolated python environments that I can then used in any IDE etc. How can I do the same with MacPorts? I know anaconda is also ...
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macports install stuck running package scripts [closed]

when I tried to installl macPort MacPorts-2.9.3-13-Ventura.pkg in macOS 13.3.1 (a) (22E772610a), it stuck in package scripts: does one facing the same issue? what should I do to install the macPort ...
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Various installations of python on my MacBook

I am doing more or less a find . -iname "*python*" -type d in my MacOS and I find numerous python installations. I am unable to figure out which is which and what is its purpose so I was ...
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can't install gmdb2 using macports on Sonoma

I can't install gmdb2 using MacPorts on Sonoma 14.4.1 I try aladino@pc-23 ~ % sudo port install gmdb2 but I get ---> Computing dependencies for gmdb2 The following dependencies will be ...
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Cannot import openbabel into python

I am trying to use openbabel within python in macOS BigSur, I have installed openbabel and py310-openbabel through macports without any problem, however when I run python3.10 I get the following when ...
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sudo port install root6 failed

I am trying to install root6 using Macports packages on macOS Sonoma 14.4.1 At the very end of the installation an error occured and the installation has failed for installing root6. Here is the error ...
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Is the config.log from macports packages available somewhere?

I installed a package via macports and was wondering what the outcome of a specific test during configure run was. Can I find this information somewhere for packages that port installs from binary pkg?...
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mdworker running as wrong user (macports instead of _spotlight)

I've just noticed a strange issue on an older (High Sierra) system I've nearly finished setting up – namely I'm seeing mdworker processes running as the user "macports" rather than the user ...
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Is there any way to use osascript to run AppleScripts from an ssh session using a MacPorts installation of OpenSSH?

I'm running macOS 13.6.5, and have installed OpenSSH via MacPorts since I want to be running the latest version of OpenSSH. However, one downside to using a MacPorts installation of OpenSSH is that ...
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Warning when installing npm using MacPorts I don't understand/what to do with?

I just installed npm10 with MacPorts. At the end of the installation I got this warning: It is not recommended to install packages globally. But if you do so please be aware that they won't get ...
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Python and pip incompatible

I've installed python via Macports and have now Python 3.12. (MacOS 11 comes with Python 3.8) When I run pip3 --version I get this: /Users/ingmar/Library/Python/3.8/lib/python/site-packages/pip (...
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Where does macports add itself to PATH?

I've just installed macports. The postflight script has somehow modified my PATH variable so that the macports binaries now take precedence in ways I don't like. For example, it has downgraded rustc. ...
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Error installing gcc-devel on macOS Sonoma

I am facing installing gcc-devel on my MacBook macOS Sonoma with macport. I am getting following error messages: Continue? [Y/n]: Y Portfile changed since last build; discarding previous state. --->...
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How to install pdftools with MacPorts?

After installing R-pdftools with MacPorts (V2.8.1 on Sonoma) without any error messages I cannot find pdftools in Terminal. What's wrong?
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What is the difference between Inkscape and Inkscape-app in MacPorts?

What is the difference between Inkscape and Inkscape-app in MacPorts? Their versions differ, 1.3.4 vs 1.2.1. Their description: Description: Inkscape.app application bundle Description: ...
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The problem with running Nginx installed by macport on mac, Permission denied for /opt/local/var/log/nginx

I have changed nginx.conf to listen to 8080, not 80. But when I run it without sudo, I got the error could not open error log file: open() "/opt/local/var/log/nginx/error.log" failed (13: ...
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MacOs list package install via curl

Is there a way to find the list of packages that have been installed via curl? For example I installed the following two packages: Bun: curl -fsSL https://bun.sh/install | bash Maestro: curl -Ls &...
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I'm trying to install ncdu using MacPorts in macOS Catalina, however it depends on zig but zig is no longer compatible, looking for workaround

I have an old MacBook which cannot be upgraded to anything higher than Catalina (at least officially) and I had been using Homebrew but since now it's not supported it tries to compile every package ...
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Updating MacPorts fails with Error: Requested variants "+python311" do not match those the build was started with: "+python37"

I'm trying to update my MacPorts, and it fails with Error: Requested variants "+python311" do not match those the build was started with: "+python37". Error: Please use the same ...
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How can i run macports and fink simultaneously on Catalina?

I have fink installed and working on my Catalina system. I would like to also install macports to get some gtk3 software that fink doesn't seem to have. How can i install macports in such a way that ...
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Issue with Installation of MacPorts on macOS Ventura : error of compilation

I am trying to compile MacPorts 2.8 for macOS Ventura 13.1 from the tar.gz achive (PKG installation failed). After the ./configure execution, I type "make" and then, I get this error that I ...
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MacPorts installs all ports during installation, resulting in a lengthy installation

What I did: I initiated the installation of MacPorts on macOS Monterey and waited for some time. Then, the installer displayed the message: "Installer:PHRASE:Running package scripts..." ...
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Trying to install clang-16 using MacPorts, but clangd along with others aren't set?

I am having slight difficulties installing clang-16 from MacPorts. I want to use the lastest version which is 16 at this point instead of the version that ships with Xcode Command Line Tools. which ...
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Attempting to use QEMU/UTM on Mac - installation of Windows requires chntpw

I am attempting to follow the instructions for using UTM on Mac and then to build a Windows VM. The first issue is that when I try to download the The script that apparently builds the ISO for windows ...
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Delete MacPorts group

I tried all the solutions mentioned in the below links but the MacPorts group is still there: ➜ ~ dscacheutil -q group | grep "macports" users: root myusernameeee macports _nsurlstoraged ...
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MacPorts set PHP82 as php

I am having a problem with correctly installing PHP using MacPorts. I installed PHP8.2 using sudo port install php. But I can't run PHP with php. I have to specify the exact version php82. I didn't ...
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How to know what is the latest acceptable version of Xcode for a specific OS X or macOS?

I have OS X El Capitan. I want to install MacPorts. According to its page it needs Xcode. According to this post: Determine xcode command line tools version to know the Xcode version the following ...
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Is safe install MacPorts and keep Homebrew together? It for macOS El Capitan

I have an old Mac, which uses El Capitan, impossible to do an upgrade, it is a MacBookPro bought in 2012 - it has 8GB of RAM and the disk is not SSD. Anyway I use this laptop in peace until some point....
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How to change ssh port number when installed through MacPorts?

I have OpenSSH installed via MacPorts on a macOS 10.14 system. I want to change the port its listening on to something other than 22, and have changed /opt/local/etc/ssh/ssh_config and uncommented the ...
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Alternative installation of recent Julia 1.7.3 without MacPorts

Usually, I used to install software on High Sierra via MacPorts. Unfortunately, the port Julia V1.7.3, is broken recently such that a standard installation via sudo port install Julia does not work ...
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Uninstalling useless dependencies from a partially-installed failed MacPorts package

I tried to install the xfce package on MacPorts, which has about a hundred dependencies. It got pretty far, but ultimately the install failed due to whatever reason, about 85 dependencies in. So I'd ...
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Running program in an environment w/ altered folders

I am trying to run a legacy program (not mine) and trying to get it to run on an M1. I have managed to get it working contingent on this program being able to see a few files that it wants at a ...
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Macports cannot install mariadb on Monterey 12.4

I finally upgraded from Catalina to Monterey. An important use of my Mac is for development for a LAMP stack. Ever since Sierra, when upgrading the OS, there are just some standard tweaks that I have ...
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Can I generate a standalone binary package from a HomeBrew, MacPorts, Fink source?

The idea is this: Have a dedicated Mac for building the ports. This Mac has HomeBrew, or MacPorts, or Fink installed. Compile a port on this Mac, and produce a binary package that can be distributed ...
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MacPorts: warning and failure of port installation

Trying to install via MacPorts the recent Inkscape port update to @1.1.2 failed on High Sierra. Tracing the installation with sudo port -t install inkscape results in warnings ---> Building ...
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How to get a notification once a MacPort ticket is changed?

Recently, I had troubles with a MacPort installation (port failed to build). Searching on trac.macports.org I found a ticket number #xxxxx which exactly described my problem. Is it possible to receive ...
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What is the difference of an Inkscape installation via MacPorts with +Quartz or +X11 option?

For macOS (High Sierra) Inkscape can be installed via MacPorts with two options: +Quartz or +X11. What is the difference? Which version is (more) recommended?
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MacPorts: What does "Port Health" mean?

I have an old Mac (El Capitan) and MacPorts was suggested in other post in this same network to accomplish some updates for some tools/software. I've already watched some videos about how to install ...
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Save all macports packages of Big Sur and install them or upgrade them into new macport packages manager of Monterey OS

I have just upgraded my macBook pro 16" from Big Sur to Monterey. The issue is that I have tried to save all the macports that I had previously on Big Sur but I get an error : $ sudo port -qv ...
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Enable multithreaded BLAS/LAPACK in NumPy @ macOS BigSur 12.1

I would like to enable a multithreaded BLAS/LAPACK backend for Python's (v3.9.9) NumPy on my macOS BigSur (v12.1). When I run my NumPy code, I see in htop, that only one python process is running and ...
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Updated MacPorts curl implementation behaves differently from previous version and macOS curl

I am having an issue with the mac ports implementation of curl. mbp2016:~ pgee$ which curl /opt/local/bin/curl mbp2016:~ pgee$ curl --version curl 7.80.0 (x86_64-apple-darwin21.1.0) libcurl/7.80.0 ...
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How to install/fix gdb on Big Sur macport after OS upgrade

Given the following problem when trying to install gdb, which demands gcc6, which ridiculously requires gcc7, which refuses to compile under Xcode: Error: To install this port upgrade Xcode to 11.3 or ...
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Cannot get mysql database installed properly on Monterey on Apple Silicon

I am trying to set up a development environment on my new MacBookPro 14 inch M1 Pro. I am using MacPorts because that is what I have used for many years. Setting up apache and php have mostly just ...
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Bash language is incorrect [duplicate]

I'm using Bash 5.1.8 from MacPorts as my shell. For some reason Bash is part French and I can't figure out why. Launching Terminal.app with "Set locale environment variables on startup" ...
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How to improve badblocks read/write performance in macOS

I'm running a 2016 MacBook Pro with Big Sur and testing a USB 3.0 hard drive with badblocks. A simple test with 1GB pattern takes ~1 min to write (16MB/s). When testing the same drive with a Finder ...
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Can't set any perl version as default in Macports

I installed perl_select, which I don't think, I've had to do for any other application. Despite that I cannot set any version of Perl as default as I easily can for python. % port echo installed | ...
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Fink, Homebrew, MacPorts, pkgsrc — can I run them in parallel on the same machine?

I've been using Homebrew on my Mac forever, but sometimes I run into situations where a package is not available. For maximum choice, which of the 4 major package managers (am I missing any?) can be ...
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How to run gnome-terminal (MacPorts) gtk-doc error

I have installed gnome-terminal via Mac Ports following this post: Is there anyway to use GNOME terminal on macOS? However, I can't seem to find information on how to run the the terminal? Any ideas. ...
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Does MacPorts keep a log for actions like install and upgrade?

After I ran sudo port upgrade outdated I’d like to know what was upgraded. The output was longer than my scrollback buffer. I checked /opt/local/var/macports/logs/ but it seems to only contain logs ...
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Macports and Xcode

help I have no idea what I'm doing. I wanted a photo editing software on my MacBook Pro running big sir. I came across gimp and it suggested I install it using macports. I ran the macports installer ...
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