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The MacPorts Project is an open-source community initiative to design an easy-to-use system for compiling, installing, and upgrading either command-line, X11 or Aqua based open-source software on the Mac OS X operating system.

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Linux Tools for your Mac. Package Management. HomeBrew, MacPorts, Fink

Install and Testing MacPorts on an M1 Mac

Installing MacPorts on macOS Catalina

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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on various public social media platforms and blogs. They can help you see what people think about MacPorts and what they use it for.
  • Need help with running OpenBSD on VirtualBox
    Brew & macports have libvirt & virt-manager that are used to manage qemu via GUI. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Brew Is a Bad Neighbor
    Or instead of all this, try MacPorts[0], which in my experience has 99% of what you need. The biggest drawbacks are less support from quite niche packages (the ones that sets up its own homebrew tap), and a bit slower updates. But then I found it bearable much more than homebrewā€™s downsides. [0]: - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • How to prevent WireGuard from starting up (menubar) on MacOS?
    You can install wireguard-go and wireguard-tools (or boringtun, which is Cloudflare's userspace implementation) using either MacPorts or Brew. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Newbie Problem with MacOS Terminal Stuff
    That being said, I'm going to assume that you're working on MacO. Flatpaks aren't going to be an option, that's only going to work if you're using Linux (like Fedora, Ubuntu, Gentoo, Arch, Mint, and so on). If you need to install HandBrake, you may want to consider using, or, these are projects that provide additional libraries and packages for MacOS, this way you can install additional... Source: about 2 years ago
  • Top 10 trending github repos of the weekšŸš½.
    On macOS you can also install the latest release with MacPorts:. - Source: / over 2 years ago

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