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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 macports successfully?

Right now it's stuck at Running packages scripts And here is the log: Aug 28 13:48:52 Alejandro installd[9247]: ./postinstall: MacPorts base version 2.1.2 installed, Aug 28 13:48:52 Alejandro ...
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How can I customize the symlinks that MacPorts creates/deletes when using its `port select --set <group>` command?

I use MacPorts to manage certain *nix packages on my Mac. One such Mac has multiple Python versions installed. When I switch between Python versions, I use a command like: port select --set python ...
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How can I delay loading of a launchd Launch Daemon on boot?

I am running OS X Server 10.7.5 on a Mac Mini and I cannot get MacPorts’ Apache2 to start on boot. I have ensured that the Apple-supplied version of Apache is not launching and I have also ensured ...
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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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Create .app application bundle from Macports port

Is it possible to create an Mac OS X .app application bundle from a Macports port without having to modify the compilation process? The goal is a portable .app folder and not a .pkg that messes up /...
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Macports / fink / homebrew - which allows true non-root, home-directory-only installation?

I'm looking into doing some development on my Macbook Pro running Yosemite. I've used both Macports and homebrew before, but I really don't want to install anything on my machine outside of my home ...
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Why after installing MacPorts the kernel_task RAM size raised x1.5?

I noticed that before installing MacPorts the kernel_task RAM usage was about 200-300 Mb. After installing that the process is using 482.5 Mb real RAM. What are the components (maybe .kexts, which ...
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Problems with tesseract and leptonica on OS X

after sudo port selfupdate, sudo port install leptonica and sudo port install tesseract I have what seem to be serious deficiencies. Tesseract wont even recognize .tiff files! pro:Images me$ ...
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How to make ffmpeg use correct libfreetype version?

I have a PHP application that uses ffmpeg with libfreetype. I installed both ffmpeg and libfreetype from macports. But I keep getting this error: 2013-08-30 14:44:21 - Generate poster - Create ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Error: org.macports.fetch for port git returned: fetch failed

I'm having trouble updating Git under MacPorts. The problem has existed for a few days now. I uninstalled Git and now I am trying to reinstall it. There installation error is shown below. Other ports ...
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What is libgio and how can I update my library?

I downloaded a plugin for gimp, but when I execute this, I get: Reason: Incompatible library version: gmic_gimp requires version 4201.0.0 or later, but libgio-2.0.0.dylib provides version 4001.0.0 ...
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Have there ever been malicious MacPorts portfiles?

Is there a reason to use caution when installing packages from Macports? I'm still new to *nix land, more a result of projects like Ubuntu making things like installing programs easy. I always felt ...
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ImageMagick install fails on “verification” step in OS X 10.8

I’ve just tried to install ImageMagick on OS X 10.8. Everything seems to work fine, except the last "verification" steps: MacBook-Pro-de-Ewan:~ ewandelanoy$ /opt/local/bin/identify -list font -bash: /...
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Trace/BPT trap: 5 and Gnuplot/Text Edit, … on Mavericks

I need to use gnuplot and a bunch of other stuff, so I installed MacPorts on Mavericks. After installing the packages, if I try to plot something I get the Trace/BPT trap: 5 error. Reinstalling ...
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Cannot bring up MacVim 7.4 on Mac OS X 10.7.5

I just installed MacVim 7.4 on Mac OS X Lion through macports, but I cannot bring it up? Typing mvim in the terminal invokes the application but doesn't bring up any window (and doesn't print anything ...
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On MacPorts, Mavericks, and generated PDF files with latex/xelatex

So, I am using MacPorts and through MacPorts I want to use texlive in order to be able to build with latex/xelatex PDF documents. Everything seems to be working fine, apart from the fact, that ...
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Can Apache 2.2.24 from MacPorts 2.1.3 run stably on Server 10.6.8 Build 10K549 with symlinked targets?

Mac OS X Server 10.6.8 Build 10K549 running Apache 2.2.24 via MacPorts 2.1.3. Native Mac OS X Server http server disabled. The error message I'm getting in the log is as follows: [Tue Aug 13 11:21:...
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How to use a different mirror of macports rather than the offical mirrors?

How to use a different mirror rather than the mirrors in the list? Well, I mean not only download port.tar from other mirror, like the question here, but also download packages from a different ...
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A lot of problems with Homebrew

This is probably bad form for this board, and feel free to delete it if it is, but running brew doctor reveals the following: Warning: /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig isn't writable. This can happen if you "...
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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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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 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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Error: org.macports.checksum for port py27-setuptools returned: Unable to verify file checksums

I'm attempting to upgrade to MacPorts 2.3.5 on a PowerMac running OS X 10.5. The upgrade is failing with the error: Error: org.macports.checksum for port py27-setuptools returned: Unable to verify ...
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How can I force MacPorts to upgrade all upgradeable ports that it can?

Suppose I have outdated Ports A, B, C, D, E, F and G. Suppose for simplicity that all of them are "requested". A has no dependencies. B directly depends on C and D and E. C directly depends on E ...
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Installing octave-java from macports

I need octave-java installed. I tried using macports, but evidently I'm missing something here. I am running Yosemite. I already have octave installed, so I tried to install octave-java . . . $sudo ...
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How do I install SIPSAK with macports?

For context, SIPSAK is the SIP Swiss Army Knife: sipsak is a command line tool which can send simple requests to a SIP server. It can run additional tests on a SIP server which are usefull for ...
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Finding All Files/Applications Installed With MacPorts

I installed MacPorts last April in some delusional moment of thinking I was going to learn about the command line & compiling, etc. That hasn't happened and I doubt it will at any point in the ...
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Want to Update OpenSSL with Ruby 2.0.0 Already Installed

I have Ruby 2.0.0-p451 installed via RVM. From what I have read online the newer versions of openssl need Ruby 2 installed. I'm running RVM 1.25.25. I currently host Ruby on Rails websites on my Mac ...
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Editing $PATH variable for apache on mountain lion

I've just installed ImageMagick using macports and am trying to use it from a php site running on Apache, but nothing I do works to add /opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin to my path. So far I've tried ...