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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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I cannot compile on OS X (won't link, object code compiles) [closed]

Installed Mac Ports on OSX High Sierra sudo port install gcc11 libsdl2 openssl glfw libsdl2_gfx libsdl2_image libsdl2_mixer libsdl2_net libsdl2_ttf and added the libs to the compile options: and that ...
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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 can I have a terminal experience as close to native linux as possible (bash, coreutils, etc)?

I'm using macports. I can port install bash, coreutils, and other things one by one. Is there a tutorial, or maybe a list of packages that a macports user could install to basically have a terminal ...
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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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How setup macports package bash to be used from terminal.app

I've made a bit of confusion trying to make terminal.app use /opt/local/bin/bash installed from macports as shell. I've used: chsh -s "/opt/local/bin/bash --rcfile ~/.profile -v" trying ...
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How can I run command line software with Rosetta 1?

At the request of some PPC users, I'm trying to create a PPC-compatible installer package of some open source software. Naturally, this requires compiling a PPC binary. I have a Leopard Virtual ...
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MacPorts dbus session not running

2020 MacBook Pro M1 (Apple silicon) I've installed MacPorts dbus with sudo port install dbus, and then loaded with sudo port load dbus which responds ---> Loading startupitem 'dbus-system' for ...
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Do I need the Developer Program to sign an app for my own use?

I installed iTerm2 from MacPorts; since it was built from source, it wasn’t notarized. If I want to sign it for my own usage (not distributing any app), do I need to (pay $99 and) join the Developer ...
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osx port install of php74 crashes with Illegal instruction: 4

I have an issue with php74 compiled by macports that is crashing with illegal instruction 4 when i run phpunit for unit testing my project. uname -v Darwin Kernel Version 20.3.0: Thu Jan 21 00:07:06 ...
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MacPorts to automatically install dependencies

I installed 6 packages in one command, and it prompted me 6 times. I’m using Mac ports on macOS Catalina 10.15 The following dependencies will be installed: Continue? [Y/n]: Is there any command-...
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Stereo, echo sound effects in MPlayer after upgrade to Big Sur

After upgrading to macOS BigSur (v11) I notice strange effects in music playback with MPlayer. It sounds as if there is a new equaliser enabled. The music sounds to be played back in stereo and ...
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Can't upgrade macports under Big Sur!

I just upgraded to big Sur and the macports upgrade instructions don't work. I keep getting this error: Warning: The macOS 11.0 SDK does not appear to be installed. Ports may not build correctly. ...
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How do I need to configure the macOS logging system to log LOG_INFO messages from Perl?

In the dovecot port for macOS in MacPorts, there is a pushnotify capability (requires you to be able to create the right certificates). This is perl code that contains the following snippet: # Open ...
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macports mod_proxy configuration gives error AH01144 No protocol handler was valid for the URL .. scheme http

I am trying to a reverse proxy to get Apache Jena Fuseki which will only work on localhost:3030 visible from my intranet. I get the error message shown below although the proxy modules seem to be ...
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Macports: How can I install ports using only versions from a date in the past?

Two years ago, I used Macports to install a copy of Docker Machine onto a computer running OS X 10.9 "Mavericks". All I had to do was type sudo port install Docker-machine, and Macports ...
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How will Apple's switch to ARM (Apple Silicon) affect compatibility with Linux / Unix tools and APIs? [closed]

At the moment, a huge argument for using Macs in academic and research settings (and possibly quite a few other use cases) is the compatibility with the Linux/Unix ecosystem, through Homebrew, ...
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How can I use ssh -X on macOS Catalina? [Warning: untrusted X11 forwarding setup failed: xauth key data not generated]

How do I get ssh -X working on macOS Catalina (10.15)? ssh -X linux_host works from another linux machine. On a fresh install of macOS Catalina, I have installed MacPorts and xorg_server. However, ssh ...
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Port install dsniff fails

I am having trouble installing dsniff with Macports. $ sudo port install dsniff [....] ---> Configuring dsniff Error: Failed to configure dsniff, consult /opt/local/var/macports/build/...
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Installing GNU compilers on PureDarwin/Darwin?

I hope this is not off-topic, because there is no better place to ask this sort of questions on SO/SE. I have Downloaded and ran PureDarwin on QEMU using instructions here: Now ...
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Force MacPorts to build from source

I want to build coreutils from source (because I’m testing a possible bug in the binary package). I tried sudo port -s install coreutils But this forces all packages to build from source. Is it ...
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Is there a way to "throttle" MacPorts?

I have an unusual request. I'd like to slow down MacPorts. It sometimes uses a ton of CPU resources, and rather than having it run at full speed, I'd like it to run slowly and in the background. ...
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Can't uninstall some MacPort packages: "Error: port deactivate failed: this entry does not own the given file"

I'm trying to reinstall MacPorts a long time after a system upgrade. Following the instructions (https://trac.macports.org/wiki/Migration) I was deleting the existing packages with sudo port -f ...
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Is the MacPort version of XQuartz severly outdated or what?

At https://www.xquartz.org/ the current version of XQuartz is listed as 2.7.11 but in MacPort it looks like this $ port search xquartz xorg-server @1.20.5 (x11, devel) The X.org / Xquartz X ...
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Is it possible to use MacPorts without Xcode or Apple ID?

MacPorts requires XCode. One seems to be only able to install XCode through the App store which requires an Apple Id to install stuff. Is there any way to circumvent this?
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How to enable/disable Adobe host port in terminal?

I disabled some ports (below) to be able to install Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator applications. The challenge is to re-enable them through terminal, otherwise I could not install Photoshop( see below ...
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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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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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