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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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C++11 on Snow Leopard 10.6.8

I'm trying to install C++11 on 10.6.8, following this macports guide Unfortunatley the guide fails when I get to step 7: Rebuild cctools and ld64 to use the newer version of llvm: sudo port -v -n ...
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A port is requesting an older version of clang - will a newer one work?

I'm attempting to install neovim. When I run sudo port install neovim, it proceeds to install clang-3.7. However, port rdeps neovim doesn't show clang-3.7 as a dependency. So does this mean that ...
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How to make netcat output verbose information on macOS Mojave?

I've tried to use various netcat's from Brew, MacPorts, and Apple etc., but neither of them output verbose information, like "Listening to all interfaces": nc -lvp 443 [No verbose output here...] ...
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Carbon Copy Cloner - Bad files that are unrecoverable. What should I delete and should I reformat?

I just used Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC Version 3.5.7, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion). Everything copied to my external backup drive except for about 500 random files - most of which are in the same folders and don'...
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MacPorts daemons not loading on restart

I have installed MacPorts 2.5.4. From here, I have installed apache2. When I restart the machine, I need to run sudo apachectl start each time, it won't load automatically. I ran a sudo launchctl ...
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Forward deleting (Macports/bash): Is there an alternative to Fn+Delete and Control+D?

As a more general version to this question, is there a way to forward-delete in a bash terminal that doesn't involve Fn+Delete or Control+D? Motivation: When using the Macports port command ...
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How to forward delete in Macports?

When using the interactive Macports shell (running port), is there a way to delete characters to the right of the cursor? Normally, you can simply use key the combination Fn + Delete to forward-...
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ld: library not found for -lgcc_ext.10.5

When trying to update my port using: sudo port selfupdate: MacPorts base is already the latest version sudo port upgrade outdated: Nothing to upgrade. Then when trying to install Octave: ...
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ChunkWM suggests cding into directory that does not exist ~/Library/LaunchAgents

When trying to install chunkwm, with MacPorts, I'm getting an instruction to, Symlink prepared agent and start it: cd ~/Library/LaunchAgents ln -s /opt/local/Library/LaunchAgents/com....
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Are there any modern X11/Xorg Browsers that compile for OSX?

Currently I'm using macports. I'm wondering if there are any graphical X11 browsers like Chromium, or Firefox, or the like that compile under X11 (and not native OSX). I want a browser that I can ...
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Can I search for applications compiled against X11/Xorg for MacPorts?

Similar to this question on building against native xQuartz vs MacPort's Xorg, is it possible to search for just applications built against Xorg? For example, I want to know what Web Browsers are ...
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Can I tell MacPorts to build against its own X11 or Xorg?

In this comment there is a distinction drawn between "native macOS libraries" and X11, Haven‘t used MacPorts for years, but most probably Kitty is compiled with the native macOS libraries, not with ...
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How does MacPorts work with /Applications/MacPorts and /opt/usr/local/bin

I have installed i3 under MacPorts. Whenever I run uxterm under X11 it works as expected and I can get vertical and horizontal splits with i3. However, when I try to run kitty -- also installed under ...
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How can I disable XQuartz entirely and use Xorg with my own Desktop Environment?

I want to use i3, which is available in Mac Ports. I've installed it and xorg (with ports install xorg). Now I want to boot into that. I've tried created an ~/.xinitrc and an ~/.xinitrc.d/99_i3 script ...
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macports telnet command to use for email server check

I just installed inetutils using macports under macOS Mojave, Then I tried to use gtelnet command, to check my email server, but I get an error relative to the DNS resolution, of this type : "Server ...
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How can I install a MacPorts port that is linked with an earlier MacOS release?

I'm developing an App that I would love to distribute to at the latest El Capitan machines and I'm developing on a High Sierra machine. In order to do this, I know I need packages that otool says ...
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How to create additional groups using MacPorts?

I've installed both pip (pip27) and pip3 (pip37) for Python. However, MacPorts has only created one group called "pip" that can either be set to pip27, pip37 or none. I want pip27 to be available as ...
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Cannot install graphviz with macports

I am struggling with macports trying to install graphviz tool: ... $ sudo port install graphviz ---> Computing dependencies for graphviz ---> Fetching archive for graphviz ---> Attempting ...
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SIP preventing deletion of /opt/local

Ran into the same problem tonight as this question from SO that wasn't fully answered. I'm trying to uninstall an old installation of MacPorts, and run into SIP: mybox:~ me$ sudo rm -rf /opt/local ...
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Install macports port on brew

Can I install macports port like this https://www.macports.org/ports.php?by=name&substr=ftpsync on brew ? Does brew have mechanism for that?
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Can't delete macports directory as root

I've enabled root user in my mac using the latest Mojave. I am trying to delete a folder with it but for some reason I get the error "Permission denied". I thought root could do anything on a unix ...
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How to update Xcode?

I have a Mac running High Sierra, version 10.13.6. When running MacPorts I get the following error message that I should update my Xcode installation: Error: The installed version of Xcode (8.3.1) ...
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MacPorts: Install non-dependencies past error

Introduction At times, MacPorts fails to build something because of an error. Previously, @tyilo asked on AskDifferent how to ignore these error and continue installing the other ports (link). ...
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Remove the G++ link to clang++ on High Sierra

It's a well-known fact that the g++ command actually links to clang++, from the llvm toolkit. Problem is, every makefile that uses g++ has to point explicitly to the location, and unless my end user ...
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List all installed macOS packages

I've inherited a pre-owned Mac running macOS High Sierra. I wish to use it for Web app development. It's been well-used by the previous owner for Software development and DevOps. It runs like a ...
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Can the macports doc folder be safely removed?

My /opt/local/share/doc folder is more than 1GB. Since I'm never using the offline documentation of any installed port, I would like to reclaim the disk space. Can I simply delete the folder?
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Homebrew asked me to move macports now it does not work

I'm using HomeBrew for my usual mac stuff but I need to do some experiments with other package managers. So I installed MacPorts. everything seems alright but brew doctor asks me to move it: ...
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Gnucash and macports conflicting libgio-2.0.0.dylib

I have macports 2.5.2 already installed. I have then installed Gnucash 3.2 dmg from gnucash.org. When I run gnucash, I have the error: objc[93365]: Class GNotificationCenterDelegate is implemented ...
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PyCharm packages issue

I'm using PyCharm as Python IDE, on macOS High Sierra and my default Python version is 3.6.5, I have a big issue within packages using PyCharm. As an example of my issue, I have installed Pillow ...
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Can't install port that is visible on macports.org [Macports]

I've been trying to get some of my packages from Homebrew moved to Macports recently. One such package was the Crystal programming language. Unfortunately, sudo port install crystal doesn't work: $ ...
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How to delete MacPorts user after using the Migration Assistant

My 2012 MacBook Air (11", i7 2GHz 8GB RAM) crashed and I had to erase the SSD and re-install macOS High Sierra with the Internet Recovery Mode tools. Once I had the working OS, I used the Migration ...
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Open PDF from terminal using command completion

I'm used to the linux way of opening a PDF from the terminal. That is, via e.g. evince sample.pdf. Command completion makes this fairly fast. In particular when there are many files with the same name ...
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Bash not recognizing packages installed using pip-3.6

I installed pip-3.6 using Mac Ports: sudo port install py36-pip Then, using this version of pip, I installed virtualenv: sudo pip-3.6 install virtualenv Now when I tried using virtualenv, bash isn'...
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How to setup postfix with Mac Ports?

Unfortunately https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208221 broke Postfix on macOS Sierra 10.12.6. Although Postfix works on High Sierra many people don't/can't update for various reasons. I am one of ...
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what are the implementations of openGL available for mac osX?

OpenGL is the specifications standards for 2D , 3D graphics. As of my little knowledge , Mesa3D is implementation for openGL on windows and linux platform. what about macOSX ? what are the ...
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How can I install development tools (e.g. git, python, gcc) for a single user without requiring admin privileges?

I've just done a fresh install of High Sierra and was about to embark on setting my development environment back up. However, I wanted to ask the community if anyone's investigated a way to do this ...
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Homebrew (unlike Macports) does not put programs ahead of system's

Macports inserts /opt/local/bin/ ahead of /usr/bin in the path, and so if the same program exists in both folders, the Macports-installed one takes precedence. I'm unclear on how Homebrew manages ...
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How long does it take for MacPorts to catch up with new macOSes?

A Wikipedia page is pretty good at showing the precise date when a version of macOS was released. The corresponding wikipedia page for MacPorts is not quite so helpful, and the MacPorts.org download ...
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All Ports in Use after High Sierra Update

I'm a developer and I have a project built with a task runner called Gulp, when I try to launch it via command line I get an error saying that the port is in use (3000). I then changed it to all other ...
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Bypass unresolvable error when cleaning packages with package manager?

Using MacPorts, when I run sudo port -f clean --all all Then I get an error. Snippet of output below: ---> Cleaning ml ---> Cleaning mldonkey ---> Cleaning mlpack ---> Cleaning mlt ...
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MacBook Pro 2011 miniDisplay port VS Hdmi - Best Adapter?

I've got a 2011 MacbookPro 2011 with miniDisplay port, and a I Recently bought this beautiful monitor: Asus VS248HR Gaming Monitor I currently have a VGA adaptor, and even though that is a really ...
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How do I use gnuradio installed using Macports?

I have used gnuradio companion in Linus. I am trying to migrate to macOS Sierra. I used Macports to install and it completed without error. How do I run gnuradio now? When I type "gnuradio-...
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Reconfiguring a launchd job

I want to configure a launchd daemon to run a virus scan daily. I have written a .plist and manually loaded it using launchctl load but it doesn't seem to run. I wanted to modify it to try and debug ...
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Installing Putty on OSX?

I'm working on some Raspberry Pi's and I need serial communications to the units to determine IP address. I've installed Putty via HomeBrew and with some assistance from this link. I also ...
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dnsmasq aborts on Sierra with trap 6

I upgrade to Sierra, reinstalled Macports and have troubles with dnsmasq. This is not a problem of Macports version because I also tried to build from various official sources too and all of them ...
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Using pip vs. MacPorts for installing Python packages

I could install a python package (for example, numpy) on my Mac either via Macports: port install py-numpy or via pip: pip install numpy What are the general pros/cons of each approach? When ...
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How to make MacPorts reinstall requested ports from a different boot drive?

I recently changed workstations and went from OSx 10.7.5 to OSX 10.11! Yay! I have a lot of installation to do. Nuts.... (But worth it!) I have temporarily mounted my old workstation's hard drive ...
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Transferring from Time Machine shows “MacPorts”. What is this and should I transfer it?

I am restoring from a Time Machine backup. Along with Applications, my user directory, and a few other expected things, I see an item called "MacPorts", which has a size of Zero KB. I have no idea ...
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Macports: switching back to the system default version of Python

I'm trying to use Macports to switch back to the system default version of python. When I run this command: port select --list python I get back : Available versions for python: none ...
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Aircrack-ng Makefile error with ‘#include <openssl/hmac.h>’

I'm trying to install Aircrack-ng on my MacBook but I've hit a brick wall. First I tried with MacPorts as suggested on Aircrack's homepage but I found that some tools were missing like Airmon so ...