I have a MacOSX system that I've been using for a number of years, and during this time, I have installed quite a few packages via Macports.
I now want to try Homebrew, but it's clear from what I've read here and elsewhere that the default installations of Homebrew and Macports cannot easily coexist.
It is not a viable option for me to uninstall Macports, since so much of my daily MacOSX work involves using various Macports-installed utilities. Furthermore, many of my own, homegrown utilities are now interdependent with Macports. And finally, a lot of executables and shared libraries that I routinely use are now installed under /usr/local, and my system would quickly become unusable if I cleared out that directory tree.
So my question is this: has anyone come up with an alternate way to install Homebrew which can coexist with Macports? Specifically, has anyone figured out how to make Homebrew utilize a directory tree such as /usr/local/homebrew instead of /usr/local?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions or pointers to docs.