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python2.7 from macports stdin issue

My python2.7 from macports seems to mess up with osx terminal in a weird way. Here is what I mean. The exact input from the keyboard was: /opt/local/bin/python2.7<ENTER> a = 3<ENTER> ...
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Which URLs need to be whitelisted for MacPorts to work behind a proxy?

I can use only allowed web resources via corporate proxy and to add something new to that list I should know a URL pattern, e.g. https://*developer.apple.com/* What URLs need to be whitelisted for ...
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Using zsh and mcports. Command not found

I installed macports but I use zsh. What should I modify in the .zshrc file to get it to look for macports? I think macports is located in /opt/local/bin/port
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Block stealth ports Apple AirPort Extreme

Is it possible to stealth ports, block ports on Apple AirPort Extreme, or does anyone no terminal to close ports for Yosemite latest update installed. Shields up! doesn't stealth my ports! Thank you. ...
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Installing pstoedit via macports is failing

I'm in the process of installing octave through macports (which btw was a huge pain in the afternoon), after it compiled for nearly a day, macports is installing some last dependencies, one of them is ...
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Python not finding appropriate modules/ python version problems

I'm trying to install w3af, and getting a myriad of dependency issues; these I'm trying to resolve by attempting to run a python script which imports the required modules - if this runs without ...
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How do I install PHP PECL uploadprogress library using Macports?

In Drupal 8, when in admin/reports/status, there is a note that says, "...that only one upload at a time is supported. It is recommended to use the PECL uploadprogress library if possible.". How ...
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Macports Apache httpd not starting on Mac OS X Yosemite

So, after 2 days of struggling to figure why Macports Apache httpd suddenly decided to stop working, finally it came down to this: $ sudo bash -x /opt/local/apache2/bin/apachectl -k start ARGV='-k ...
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Installing MySQL with Macports on Yosemite

I am following this tutorial Step 3 (Install MySQL) but it's failing. I am running Mac OS X Yosemite and have freshly installed Macports 2.3.3-10.10. sudo port install mysql51-server failed with "All ...
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Xquartz stopped working on Maverics. Cannot install a valid X11 forwarding

I'm having trouble with XQuartz on Mavericks. After I went to apple genius support to change my battery (in which the genius guy forced power off when I had an X11 connection opened), I am having the ...
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Homebrew Apache Issues Post MacPorts Removal

I removed MacPorts completely following their guideline here. uninstaling all ports and then removing all folders sudo rm -rf \ /opt/local \ /Applications/DarwinPorts \ /Applications/MacPorts \ ...
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Mercurial authorization issue on Yosemite

I have a local HG repo for my client work. I've configured the HG server before on earlier versions of OS X without any issues, but on Yosemite I am stuck. I used MacPorts' mercurial package, ...
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LSOpenURLsWithRole() failes with error -10810 on Yosemite from within tmux

Trying to open an application from the commandline (terminal.app), inside tmux (installed through macports, version 1.9a), and getting the following result: $ open /Applications/Adobe\ Reader.app/ ...
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How do I use MacPorts' Perl installation with MAMP?

I have MAMP 3.0.6 and MacPorts 2.3.1. There are some Perl modules that I need to use (through some CGI scripts), I installed them on the MacPorts Perl installation (e.g., p5.16-dbd-mysql), but I can't ...
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Can you install Macports to the home directory and still have everything work?

I do not have root access on my computer, and I would like to install Macports. That raises a problem, however, because installing Macports requires sudo. This link shows how you can install Macports ...
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After logging into MySQL 5.6 successfully as root, it says access denied for root, ERROR 1045 (28000)

I recently used MacPorts to upgrade from MySQL 5.5 to 5.6. I can use my database fine on my laptop. I tried to enable remote access to the database so I could edit the database using DB clients on ...
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Mac ports passing argument to install of ImageMagick

I am trying to pass the argument --with-rsvg when installing ImageMagick with MacPorts. I am doing it like this: sudo port install ImageMagick --with-rsvg But after installing, I get this error: ...
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Problems when installing NumPy on MacOS 10.9.4

I am using MacOS 10.9.4 with Xcode 5.1 (command line tools installed) Today I upgraded macports and installed py27-numpy. Everything looked ok in my terminal window. Then I tried to install PyCogent ...
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Can't build using MacPorts in OS X

I've submitted a ticket here, but I am pretty pessimistic it'll be addressed. As I say, there, I'm running MacPorts 2.3.1 on OS X 10.9.3. In trying to install llvm-3.2, I get the following error: ...
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Tesseract OCR : Unsupported image type

I converted the PDF to TIF file using the following commands on terminal convert -density 300 -depth 4 lang.font-name.exp0.pdf lang.font-name.exp0.tif convert lang.font-name.exp0.tif -colorspace rgb ...
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Why doesn't __git_ps1 work in bash anymore on OSX with MacPorts?

After updating Macports today, I get -bash: __git_ps1: command not found. Why is that?
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MacPorts: time stamp of lastest revision to a given port

The time of latest revision to a port is a pretty reliable criterion for deciding whether a port is dormant/abandoned or not. In the web interface of MacPorts, we can see when the port is last ...
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Fixing borked macports

I tried to install some packages and got following errors: $ sudo port install pkgconfig ---> Computing dependencies for pkgconfig ---> Dependencies to be installed: libiconv ---> ...
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Can't log into account on Macbook Pro

I installed MacPorts on my Macbook pro with lion, restarted, and now I cannot log into my account. After the restart it hung at the loading screen (the apple with the loading icon) for a while. I ...
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How do I remove an old version of iconv on which other software depends? (and other lovely issues) [OS X]

Recently, I unsuccessfully tried to install a series of badly written software in a hacky way (won't bore you with the details) and now it seems my OS X (Lion, 10.7.5) system files are a mess. I'll ...
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vim and macvim are not reading my .vim directory

I have installed vim and macvim using macports, and tried copying over my .vim directory from linux. Neither seems to read anything from that directory: my customizations for folding and indenting ...
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Where does Macports install freerdp

I just installed freerdp with macports but I can't seem to find the binary anywhere. xfreerdp command doesn't run either. This is the command I ran: sudo port clean freerdp && sudo port ...
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Python IDLE won't launch - (Using MAC 10.8.5 /Python and UNIX noobie)

Months ago, I installed Python 2.7 on my MacBook Pro (OS 10.8.5) and was using IDLE to run programs for classes I was taking on Udacity. One morning IDLE would no longer start, it would just bounce ...
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Macports refuses to install python 2.7.6.0

I'm trying to upgrade various programs I have installed with MacPorts. Unfortunately, python refuses to upgrade: ---> Computing dependencies for python27 ---> Configuring python27 Error: ...
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Macport upgrade fails with subversion-perlbindings conflict

I'm trying to do a port upgrade outdated, but it stops on a package conflict that I'm not able to fix. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? sudo port upgrade outdated ---> Computing ...
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How do I properly configure my .xinitrc file to start the openbox session manager

I've installed openbox twice - once with Fink, and once with MacPorts. Both installations yield the same result: startx terminates with an error diagnostic from xinit. I have a working .xinitrc for ...
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How to install Google WEBP on Mac OSX Mavericks via Macports

I run Mac OS 10.9.1 (Mavericks) and I would like to install Google's webp extension: sudo port install webp I also did a selfupdate before and an autoupdate for outdated libraries. However, when it ...
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macports dependency: upgrade all packages not depending on a specific port

I have upgraded to Maverick when I run: sudo port upgrade outdated I get the error: Error: eigen does not build on Mavericks or later. I have plenty of ports that does not depend on eigen, how ...
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How can we “persuade” fink, port, & brew to coexist in parallel on OSX Mavericks?

We like to use brew, but it doesn't have a lot of gnome toolset formulae, and we can install a gnome-terminal very quickly with FinkCommander. We've built various parts of gnome from scratch, but ...
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How can I copy into the Mac clipboard from vim?

I can paste from vim in one terminal window to vim in another, but not to anything outside vim. I've read numerous posts on the subject, and nothing I've found has helped. Copy/pasting from MacVim ...
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updating a macports installed program to the most recent revision

I general use macports to manage as much as I can---emacs, for example. Just now a fix was implemented in emacs for a bug that's been bothering me. Is it possible to incorporate the most recent ...
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How to install RPM on OSX using macports

I'm attempting to use macports to install rpm on OSX 10.9. I initially hit this problem, and solved it with the provided patch file: https://trac.macports.org/ticket/40128 Now I am getting the ...
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Macports and Fink - co-exist OK?

I have a Mac with OS 10.6.8 and with Fink currently installed. I would like install Macports and use that as well. Is there any reason I should not do this ? What risks are involved ?
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Nano syntax highlighting on Mac OSX not working

I installed the Macports version of the nano text editor sudo port install nano +colors and now i have all the syntax highlighting nanorc files ls /opt/local/share/nano drwxr-xr-x 31 root ...
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How do you install PHP PECL extensions with Macports?

I'm using PHP 5.5 installed through Macports. I'd like to add the APCu PECL library. But there's no macports package and I can't see a way to install the PEAR/PECL command line utility. So how does ...
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How to find out a file belongs to which package in Mac OS X?

Is there a way to find out which Application / package owns or creates a specific file? For example, in Linux these commands will show the package owner apt-file /bin/progname rpm -qf /bin/progname ...
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Change GCC version on Mac OSX Lion

I'm currently running GCC 4.2. I would like to switch to a more recent version. I have Homebrew and I have MacPorts for package management. I've followed several tutorials today for installing a ...
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How to fix Macports configuration error like this?

When running sudo port selfupdate sudo port upgrade outdated I got ... ---> tig @0.18_0 ---> lynx @2.8.7rel.1_1+ssl ---> lame @3.99.5_0 ---> gettext @0.18.2.1_0+universal ...
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Subversion broken on OS X, recent Google/Stack answers Not Fixing It - Can't Even Reinstall

(I think this is the correct board to post on, also considered StackOverflow but this isn't really coding, and serverFault but seemed lower level OS items) After several hours trying to add ...
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Upgrading APC extension in MAMP

I'm trying to upgrade the APC extension in MAMP. I have got installed MacPorts and with the following command I've installed the autoconf: sudo port install autoconf Then I've executed this command: ...
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Mysql 5.6 server via MacPorts won't start

I've been happily using MacPorts' mysql5 and mysql5-server. Now it's time to upgrade. I followed standard procedure, but the server won't start. sudo port unload mysql5 sudo port install mysql56 ...
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How do I pass a configure option to macports?

I am following directions to install JavaHL bindings for Subversion from: http://subclipse.tigris.org/wiki/JavaHL It says to run sudo port install subversion-javahlbindings +no_bdb +universal when I ...
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gettext constantly broken after MacPorts upgrade

I use MacPorts on Mac OS X Mountain Lion. This issue has been there for a year: whenever I upgrade MacPorts: sudo port selfupdate this seems to work fine. But then running: sudo port upgrade ...
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Install GParted on a mac with Homebrew or Macports?

I'd like to install Gparted on my mac, and I thought I could use Homebrew or Macports to help with that, but I can't seem to figure it out. I tried using Homebrew because I haven't really heard good ...
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How can I display post installation instructions for a MacPorts package?

Some MacPorts packages display some post installation info after they are installed. Is there a command to display them manually?