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Configure macports to build and install to user-specified directory?

I want several machines on my network to be able to use some libraries installed with MacPorts (the libraries are ImageMagick and its dependent image libs). I do not want to build and install for ...
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macports over http

is there an easy way to run mac ports over port 80 (via proxy server)? 873 is blocked. are there any limitations to running this over port 80?
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Getting PATH right for python after MacPorts install

I can't import some python libraries (PIL, psycopg2) that I just installed with MacPorts. I looked through these forums, and tried to adjust my PATH variable in ~/.bash_profile in order to fix this ...
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OSX Terminal reverted using Vim 7.2 after I installed 7.3 from macports

I installed Vim 7.3 via MacPorts, and it worked great. However, after I closed Terminal and came back to it, I found out after a little bit that it had reverted to the old 7.2. How do I remove the ...
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Why doesn't iPython see readline?

I am trying to compare/contrast various python tools and I would like ipython in the mix, but when I run ipython I get the readline warning even though readline is installed on my mac: WARNING: ...
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How do you know where macports installs python packages to?

I am running macports to install scipy and such on OS X leopard with python 2.7. The install runs successfully, but running python and trying to import the packages I've installed, they're not found. ...
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problems on installing py25-py2app-devel

I'm trying to install py25-py2app-devel on a Mac 10.5.8 Darwin 9.8.0 because it's required to py25-matplotlib. Using porticus I receive this error: Error: Target org.macports.destroot returned: ...
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MacPorts: How to clean out source code

So I haven't cleaned up after MacPorts in, um, ever and I'm trying to cut down on the disk space it's using. The source code for several (but not all) of the ports are still on my disk. Since I've ...
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MacPorts is installing an older version of Perl w/Git - why?

This is my first experience with MacPorts. I'm using it to install Git 1.7.3.2. I noticed during install that it's downloading and installing Perl 5.8.9 on my Snow Leopard Mac which comes ...
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(Perl) Cannot do `initialize' in Term::ReadLine::Gnu in Mac OSX 10.6

I recently installed MacPorts and I think it might have messed up some of my libraries. Now when I try to run the Perl debugger I get this: >perl -d -e 0 Cannot do `initialize' in ...
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Make macports default to installing universal binaries?

I use macports to install C libraries that various Haskell libraries depend on. Unfortunately, the current version of Haskell only works under 32 bit in OS X, but other things using these libraries ...
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Cannot install git-core using macports

Snow Leopard 10.6.4 mac ports 1.9.1 I have just installed macports and I want to install git-core. However, I get the following errors: ---> Computing dependencies for git-core ---> ...
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Change the mysql.sock that the system PHP uses

In the past I had installed MySQL as part of XAMPP in /Applications/XAMPP/ and the PHP that the system used (e.g. from command line) used /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/var/mysql/mysql.sock to connect ...
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Install software using a downloaded port file

I want to install some software in Mac using 'port install software-name' but some software come with very big package and I don't have a stable connection. I want to download the port file using a ...
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Creating aliases for version specific macports ports

In Macports, I've just installed 'python27' along with various 'py27-*' ports. I've noticed that ports like 'py27-nose' and 'py27-pip' are available in my path as 'nose-2.7' and 'pip-2.7'. I can use ...
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Can pkgsrc, Homebrew, Fink, and MacPorts peacefully coexist?

I heard that some people like to use both Fink and Macports since some packages exist in one and not the other. Recently I've had trouble building and running packages like GRASS and Digikam w/ ...
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MacPorts infinite loop error

I have recently installed MacPorts. Whenever I try to install anything, however, I get an error of the following format: m2214:~ speyer$ sudo port install xfig Password: ---> Computing ...
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Is it safe to install both Homebrew and Macports on the same machine?

I have MacPorts installed on my iMac with a fair number of ports installed. I'm interested in trying out Homebrew, though, as I've heard many good things about it, and because I've noticed that it ...
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Finding out the “tips” of currently installed MacPorts packages or graphing the dependency tree

My Mac accumulated a lot of installed ports that I may not need when reinstalling it soon. I want to only install those packages which I know I'm using, but to filter them out of the huge list of ...
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How do I specify which install of Apache I want my Mac to use?

All my problems stemmed from trying to get mcrypt for PHP installed. Last night I gave in and followed a tutorial of how to do a totally fresh apache2 and php5.3.3 install. I did this using macports ...
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Create alias (desktop shortcut) of an application installed by Macports

I just installed Dia using macports. Now, I need to place the shortcut in the Apps folder and also make the executable available in the Spotlight search. How can I do that?
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Installing MacPorts as a non-superuser

Is it possible to install MacPorts as a non-superuser? I install applications to ~/Applications/ and they run fine. I'd like to install an instance of MacPorts to ~/opt/local/, and have everything ...
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Mac ports installation of gcc46 failing due to architecture problems

When trying to install gcc46 on OS X 10.6.4 using port (MacPorts 1.9.1) i get the following errors: artemis:foo$ sudo port install gcc46 Error: Cannot install gcc46 for the arch(s) 'x86_64' because ...
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Best programs to to install on Mac OS X with Macports [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some “must have” Mac OS X programs? What are the must-have programs to install on a Mac with Macports? One per answer please... Or, if you prefer ...
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Linux-like top/netstat/etc. on Mac OS X?

Unix utilities on Mac OS X are quite painful to use. port install coreutils +with_default_names and a few other such replacements fix most of them, but it leaves some in broken Mac OS X defaults - ...
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Problem installing gtk+ 1.2.10 using MacPorts (putty install)

I am trying to install putty, and the process includes installing a bunch of MacPorts packages, including GTK+ The GTK build is failing as follows: :info:build /usr/bin/gcc-4.0 -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. ...
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How can I clean up my MacPorts installation?

Which command should I run to delete all old port versions delete downloaded files temp files created during build all other stuff which I don't need when I am sure that updated version works fine ...
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Homebrew vs Fink vs Macports? [closed]

I am using Fink to install Unix apps on my mac, I just came across Homebrew and saw some good reviews about Homebrew. So, my question is: What package manager do you guys use for Mac? I use Fink ...
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Can't install lua on Mac 10.6.4

I uccessfully installed MacPorts on Mac 10.6.4 but I can't install lua. I know MacPorts is installed because from my Administrator account I can successfully execute 'port selfupdate' and 'port search ...
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MacPorts: is it possible to move /opt/local on a different disk?

Is there a secure procedure to move the macports directory strucutre on a non-root partition or disk?
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How do I give MacPorts privileges?

I tried to install PostgreSQL server development libraries using MacPorts and got the following: Warning: MacPorts running without privileges. You may be unable to complete certain actions (e.g. ...
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Installing TKInter for Python 2.6.5

Well today's been a bit of shock. After running port -v selfupdate followed by an attempt to run sudo port install py26-ipython MacPorts went around installing a whole host of stuff, including ...
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Error installing pkgconfig via macports

I installed Macports 1.8.2 from a DMG. That seemed to install fine. I ran sudo port selfupdate to make sure my ports tree was current. I then tried to install bindfs as I want to mount some ...
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How to install fink when behind proxy?

I'm having a Mac computer at work, and the internet connection is through HTTP proxy. I want to install fink (or macports, doesn't really matter), to have all the useful utilities (like mc). I've set ...
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Update notification for macports

Is there any way or tool that I can use to receive notifications when any of my macports-packages are out-of-date?
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apache2 VirtualHost in Mac OS X home directory

I am running Macports apache2 on Mac OS X 10.5. Whenever I configure a virtual host in the default folder, it works, however when I configure the virtual host in my home directory I get a "403 ...
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Macports: port install jpeg fails

History: installed MacPorts on Leopard upgraded to Snow Leopard uninstall all ports reinstalled XCode sudo port uninstall jpeg port info jpeg # returns jpeg @8a sudo port install jpeg DEBUG: ...
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Mac OS X 10.6.3: how does Apache config work?

Just got a MacBook Pro 15" so I'm unfamiliar with how the filesystem is laid out. I noticed when in my filesystem that I've got a few paths specifying httpd.conf: /etc/apache2/httpd.conf ...
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What's the difference between tiny, huge and small in vim on MacPorts?

I'm trying to install vim via MacPorts. I found this port at http://trac.macports.org/browser/trunk/dports/editors/vim/Portfile. There are variants like tiny, small and huge. Is there any way to tell ...
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`which python` points to the python I want, but `python` runs the wrong version

I want to use python24 provided by ports, so I've installed it, and python_select -s shows that the version I want is indeed selected. Running which python gives /opt/local/bin/python, and running ...
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Macports Apache not starting at Mac OSN Snow Leopard boot

Macports Apache2 is not starting at Mac OSX Snow Leopard boot. I've done the launchctl load command, the symlinks point to my ...
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How to specify which GCC for MacPorts to use?

I compiled GCC 4.4.3 and installed it in /usr/local/bin, but whenever I install a port via MacPorts 1.8.2 the verbose output says MacPorts is using /usr/bin/gcc-4.2: checking for gcc... ...
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Hostname problem

my hostname is newton ...when I set "127.0.0.1 Newton" in /etc/hosts .. parallels stops working.. when I set "127.0.0.1 localhost" in /etc/hosts apache installed via ports stops working.. when I ...
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Longlasting Macport installation

I use Macports on Mac OS X to install some software. But there are somethings that I find very strange. For instance, yesterday I installed some app and it needed to get gcc43 and compile completely ...
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Moc in mac show error message

I install moc with port, but when try launche I get this error message. $mocp Running the server... Trying JACK... FATAL_ERROR: No valid sound driver FATAL_ERROR: Server exited any idea ? Many ...
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macports - how can I tell if I still need any ports (since going to Leopard)

Is there a way to tell whether I still need any MacPort ports? (besides deleting them of course) Many port I installed a couple of years back and in the meantime I've gone to SnowLeopard... Also, ...
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MacPorts Freezes

I just installed MacPorts. After that, I've been trying to install sqliteman. When the MacPorts reaches the gt4-mac package, it stay for two hours with this message: ---> Computing dependencies ...
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I seem to have wrong Mac Ports after upgrading to Snow Leopard

I upgraded recently to Snow Leopard but used Time Machine wich was in Leopard. Time Machine asked to copy everything from old machine and I said yes. How I seem to be having trouble installing Ruby ...
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Macports, Fink, Hombrew: Background Processes?

If I install a package manager such as Macports, Fink or Homebrew, how does it affect the startup and running of my system? It seems like the answer should be "Not at all when you're not using them" ...
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Mac Ports vs Linux Synaptics Package manager

Why doesn't Mac OSX have something like Synaptics built in to allow easy installation of third party applications? Ports seems to be a bit of a mess and doesn't always seem to work