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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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how do i install libnl-3-dev libnl-genl-3-dev on macos [closed]

so i want install libnl-3-dev libnl-genl-3-dev on macos can you help me Error: No available formula with the name "libnl-3-dev" ==> Searching for a previously deleted formula (in the last ...
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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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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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What is blackice-icecap user console on port 8081 on my MacBook air?

I have Fink installed on my MacBook Air and when I looked for open ports I see the following which I am unfamiliar with: 8080 common http-proxy/second web server port. 8081 blackice-icecap ICECap ...
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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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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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How do I find what packages I've installed via terminal?

I've been learning the shell for a few weeks and have installed several packages. I know/remember what some of them are, like oh-my-zsh and emacs 24 (which was a nightmare to upgrade to), but not sure ...
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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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Are my permissions for /usr/local/ correct?

I’m using HomeBrew for my port needs (seems a bit “cleaner” than MacPorts). I can install without sudoing (which is great), but the man linking step seems to require it (/usr/local/share/man/man3 ...
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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 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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How to remove unused MacPorts packages?

Whenever I install a program via MacPorts, it gets and installs lots of dependencies. When I uninstall said program, how do I make MacPorts recursively remove all unused dependencies with it?
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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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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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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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Installed MacPorts packages sizes

Can I retrieve a list of the sizes of MacPorts installed packages? Yes, I know they are compiled from sources, but if a list of generated files is known, it should be computable anyway.
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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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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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Is it safe to chown /opt/local?

Is it safe (no security implications) to chown -R user /opt/local/, so that I don't sudo port install with MacPorts? I don't like the idea of sudoing with MacPorts as it can write things in /Library,...
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How can I install getent on Snow Leopard?

I have several scripts which require the utility getent. In addition, I've read several handy tips which use getent. getent is a Networking utility which is widely available on Unix, *BSD and Linux-...
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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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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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What are pros and cons for MacPorts, Fink and Homebrew?

I'm just migrating from Ubuntu Linux to Mac, and everything is new and I'm re-learning a lot of stuff. On Linux I had the excellent apt-get to manage software packages. I googled for an alternative ...
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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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How to download pre-built binaries from MacPorts without installing?

I see as of 2.0 MacPorts is hosting pre-built binaries, which it would install by default if licensing is present and compatible. I'm looking for a more current version of rsync than ships by default ...
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How fix broken Macports installation after manual deletion of app?

I had GIMP installed via sudo port install gimp. This created the GIMP.app in /Applications/MacPorts/. I accidentally deleted it manually (or with AppCleaner, not sure), so every time Macports scans ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Processing of Port Wine Failed

I was in the process of installing Wine on terminal (via Macports), and encountered this hurdle while "computing dependencies": "---> Verifying checksums for xorg-libpthread-stubs Error: org....
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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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Localhost refuses to connect after upgrading to Sierra OS

I have downloaded and installed apache, php, phpmyadmin, mysql via macports. Everything was working fine before upgrading to macOS Sierra. After the upgrade whenever I try to access localhost I get ...
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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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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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os 10.11.6 pip install permission error

I am a CS beginner taking udemy python course and trying to install pip in order to use matplotlib, pandas and so on in pylab. I use IDLE 3.4.2 and latest version Pycharm Tried 1. "pip installed ...
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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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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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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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