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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 pHash not showing up in Python

I am having a problem where python does not show pHash installed even though I installed it using macports. I made sure I am using the MacPorts version of Python by doing: sudo port select --set ...
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which command doesn't work after uninstalling fink

I was trying to install something using homebrew.. so it complained that I had more than one package manager (either macports or fink).. so I followed fink's uninstall instructions which instructed me ...
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How to use BeautifulSoup after installing from MacPorts?

I installed BeautifulSoup @3.2.1_0 via port install py27-beautifulsoup. Now how do i use it? I tried the following from the python console: >>>> from py27-beautifulsoup import ...
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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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Newer PHP version than the 5.4.10 in MAMP

Is it possible to install newer PHP version than the 5.4.10 in MAMP? I have got MacPorts installed and it's running in OSX 10.8.
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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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Does anyone have a ready built FontForge package for OSX 10.6.8?

Does anyone have a ready built FontForge package for OSX 10.6.8? I've been pulling my hair out trying to find a service that will allow me to install FontForge. Fink has broken links, MacPorts ...
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Getting MacPorts to work

I have OSX 10.6.8. I have X11 and have installed Xcode Developer Tools 3.26 and MacPorts. I wish to install FontForge so that I can merge in some glyphs that are missing from my favourite font. I ...
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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?
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Why did Macports take ownership over lots and lots of files and what can I do about it?

I have just removed Macports. After that I did some random checks in directories and found out that some files still have Macports as their owner. So I did a 'find' on all files that have Macports as ...
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Is there any way to list all files in a Mac terminal that have a specific owner?

In my case the ownership would belong to Macports, which I removed. However, I found there are still some files here and there that apparently belong to Macports and I would like to remove them as ...
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Using `shred` from the command line

I need to securely erase some files. I have used shred on linux systems before, so I looked around and found that shred is part of the coreutils package in macports. I did port install coreutils to ...
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Macport self update fail mountain lion. Earlier it was working fine

Macport self update fail mountain lion. Earlier it was working fine. Here is output of sudo port -d selfupdate I think it broke after i installed the Mountain lion update. Before 2 weeks it was ...
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macport selfupdate using sudo fails behind proxy

I have just installed macport but the selfupdate fails. I suspect this is because I am on corporate network behind a proxy, but can't figure out how I can fix it. For background, I have set the ...
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OS X 10.8.3 root user account permissions corrupted

I'm running into a root permissions issue on OS X 10.8.3. This is manifesting itself in various forms. It became clear after trying to execute a self-update of MacPorts. The following issue ...
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Previous version of CGAL with Macports: “Error: Unable to execute port: Could not open file”

I'm trying to install a previous port of cgal with macports. I'm following this How-to: http://trac.macports.org/wiki/howto/InstallingOlderPort I already read this answer but it didn't solve for me. ...
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Macports installed applications no longer showing up

I recently migrated my shell over to zsh from bash on my os x computer. I obtained zsh from macports, updated my default shell on os x, and restarted. When I tried to use port both shells said they ...
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Fail to load php module macports

I'm trying to install php module via macports. I have them installed, so I run cd /opt/local/apache2/modules sudo /opt/local/apache2/bin/apxs -a -e -n "php5" mod_php54.so Then I'll ensure myself, ...
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installing qt-x11 on macports failed

I'm trying to install qt4-x11 on OSX Lion 10.7.5. 'port install qt4-x11' failed and I checked the log it says: :info:configure Creating qmake. Please wait... :info:configure /usr/bin/clang++ -c -o ...