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Feb
15
answered How can we “persuade” fink, port, & brew to coexist in parallel on OSX Mavericks?
Jan
11
revised If 32-bit machines can only handle numbers up to 2^32, why can I write 1000000000000 (trillion) without my machine crashing?
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Dec
14
comment Is it safe to install both Homebrew and Macports on the same machine?
You should not install other software manually into /opt/local when MacPorts is already installed there. It will definitely interfere as you place files there that are unknown to MacPorts, leading to conflicts when installing ports.
Oct
5
awarded  Yearling
Jul
10
awarded  Caucus
May
19
awarded  Critic
Mar
25
comment Is it safe to install both Homebrew and Macports on the same machine?
Any other location than /usr/local should be okay.
Nov
1
comment MacPorts selfupdate fails on Mac OS X Lion
The problem is that the Mono installer adds /usr/bin/pkg-config that causes everything to be linked against the Mono Framework. This binary does not exist in a clean OS X install. Thus, it is actually a bug in Mono, not in MacPorts. Workarounds are being discussed in a ticket in the MacPorts issue tracker.
Nov
1
answered Kernel Trap - Divide by Zero
Sep
23
awarded  Commentator
Sep
23
comment How to avoid MacPorts conflict with /usr/local
MacPorts cannot isolate itself away from /usr/local, as this path is in the default search path of the compiler and cannot be removed.
Sep
22
comment Longlasting Macport installation
As of the release MacPorts 2.0, binary archives are available. Unfortunately, they are for Snow Leopard only at the moment as the project only has one sponsored build bot.
Sep
17
comment I deleted usr/bin/ruby how can I fix this?
Can't you restore this file from a Time Machine backup?
Mar
15
awarded  Yearling
Feb
26
comment Is there a way to automatically restart Apache on Mac OS X if it crashes?
@tobylane There are two branches of the Apache web server which have been developed in parallel for years. MacPorts offers both 1.x as apache and 2.x as apache2.
Feb
18
comment Is it safe to install both Homebrew and Macports on the same machine?
MacPorts as good reasons not to use /usr/local, see trac.macports.org/wiki/FAQ#defaultprefix
Feb
1
answered macports over http
Dec
29
comment Can pkgsrc, Homebrew, Fink, and MacPorts peacefully coexist?
No, they cannot be overridden. You can prepend other paths, but these will always be at the end of the search path. If you don't understand this, you should realize how complex the issue is and either dive in deeper or just trust us.
Sep
21
comment Can pkgsrc, Homebrew, Fink, and MacPorts peacefully coexist?
It's impossible to ignore /usr and /usr/local. These search paths are hardcoded in the compiler.
Sep
13
comment Can pkgsrc, Homebrew, Fink, and MacPorts peacefully coexist?
Nope, in the beginning MacPorts used system provided libraries. But that was not maintainable while supporting multiple versions of OS X, so the policy was changed to rely on own libraries only. The advice not to use /usr/local if you are also using MacPorts totally makes sense. The path is in the default search path of compilers and cannot be removed.