MacPorts is a package management tool for OS X, which provides many third party applications the operating system doesn't ship with.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
2answers
2k views

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
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Install Python Gtk using Mac Ports

I'm attempting to install the Gimp using Mac Ports on OSX 10.5. The Gimp won't build because it requires Python 2.5 gtk. I'm getting the following error when installing Python GTK: $ sudo port ...
4
votes
2answers
8k views

How to force the rsync to use my proxy settings?

I am installing macports on my Mac OS X and for fetching the binaries from the repository it uses rsync protocol. Unfortunately seems the repository is not accessible by direct connection from my ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

pkgsrc or macports on Mac OS X?

I've used macports for a long time. But recently I'm considering switch to pkgsrc. I thought pkgsrc is for NetBSD only so I just ignore it. But recently I've found out that pkgsrc makes a lot of ...
8
votes
3answers
1k views

Macports, post-install and launchd: what were those instructions again?

When you install server software via MacPorts, when the installation is finished it prints some instructions about enabling the server via launchd. I promptly hit ⌘K on the Terminal and forget about ...
27
votes
2answers
16k views

How to uninstall all unused versions of a macports package at once

When maintaining macports packages, I prefer to remove old packages when I replace them with new ones. However, over time as packages are upgraded, you end up with problems like: $ sudo port ...
8
votes
5answers
5k views

How do I tell sudo to write files with a umask of 0022?

I recently upgrading to Snow Leopard. I have noticed that some files written by MacPorts are installed with the wrong permission -- they are written with a umask of 0077. I think I have narrowed down ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Yum commands cheat sheet for Macports users

What are the equivalent yum commands of the following MacPorts port commands? search self-update installed (list) outdated (list) Are some things completely different from MacPorts?
1
vote
6answers
2k views

Can't install mercurial on Mac OS X

I can't install Mercurial. I am getting this error: ---> Computing dependencies for mercurial Error: Unable to execute port: can't read "build.cmd": Failed to locate 'make' in path: ...
5
votes
3answers
23k views

How to install Darwin Ports or Mac Ports on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?

Update: Don't waste your time with MacPorts. I would recommend using Homebrew instead. It's easy to use and doesn't clutter up your system with a bunch of junk directories. Update: Don't install ...
4
votes
1answer
4k views

Install 32-bits ports on Snow Leopard

I recently upgrated to Snow Leopard and (in order to avoid a lot of problems) I'm running it on 32-bits mode. In spite of this, as almost all SL native applications are 64-bits, it seems to run on a ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

How can I prevent macports from taking over my PATH?

How can I prevent macports from taking over my PATH? I still want to have the installed software show up, but I want things in the standard system paths (/bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, ...) to have precedence ...
1
vote
2answers
831 views

Python 2.5 and 2.6 with MacPorts

I have installed on my system both python25 and python26 using Macports. Now I want to uninstall python25 and all the py25-* packages with no real dependents. Unfortunately, when I do port dependents ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

How to install perl5.10 on OS X 10.5.8?

I need to install perl 5.10 on my OS X 10.5.8 box. I have macports installed. And I seem to have port perl5.10 installed as well: $ sudo port install perl5.10 Password: ---> Computing dependencies ...
3
votes
3answers
3k views

Using MacPorts to install to another directory other than /opt/local/bin

I'm having a problem of consistency between my machines because I have to explicitly specify the command path for some items like Image Magick. Port installs them to /opt/local/bin, but for ...
1
vote
3answers
393 views

Using macports to install py25-pil is installing just a ton of unrelated stuff

It's been going for an age and things I have seen scroll past include such gems as libX11, ncurses and my personal favorite: perl5! Is this normal?
1
vote
3answers
2k views

Running php scripts via command line mode gives warnings

Whenever I run my php command line script, before the script actually outputs to the screen, php always returns a bunch of error messages as follows: PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic ...
3
votes
7answers
5k views

MacPorts Base vs. Snow Leopard 64 bit environment

Since I use 10.5 I'm quite happy that a whole lot of stuff is working currently like it should. However there's this Snow Leopard DVD next to my desk that just seems to say "Install me". If I do: Do ...
4
votes
6answers
6k views

Install multiple PHP environments on OS X Snow Leopard

I just upgraded my MBP to Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6), which took PHP to 5.3 This is great, except I use my MBP as my development machine and I use a lot of PHP libs and frameworks (namely CakePHP 1.2) ...
40
votes
4answers
7k views

How to install software packages on a Mac? (MacPorts, Fink, anything better?)

On my Mac OS X machine, how would you recommend I install command line software and other packages? I've been using MacPorts and it always seems quite slow, presumably because it has to compile the ...
4
votes
4answers
7k views

Mac Terminal: changed my shell, now can't start it

I installed bash 4.0 via MacPorts, then used sudo chsh -s /opt/local/bin/bash my_user to change my shell. Before that I tried just running plain chsh without sudo, but it wouldn't allow me to change ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

MacPorts does not install package

I installed MacPorts and XCode, then went to a terminal and issued the command "sudo port install lua" and it appears to do nothing. When i execute "sudo port installed" i get back "No ports are ...
0
votes
2answers
436 views

To use py26-markdown installed by MacPorts

I installed the following Markdown-to-HTML converter by MacPorts. py26-markdown @2.0 (python, textproc) Python implementation of Markdown I run py26-markdown 1.markdown I get zsh: command ...