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Key Details of MacPorts

  • Install various open-source software packages on Mac OS X
  • Last updated on 08/13/20
  • There have been 1 update within the past 6 months
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Install various open-source software packages on Mac OS X.
The aim of the MacPorts project is to develop a second-generation system for the building, installation and management of third party software. MacPorts is probably best described by comparison: It's sort of like the FreeBSD ports collection or Fink in that it automates the process of building third party software for Mac OS X. MacPorts also tracks all dependency information for a given piece of software. In other words, it knows what it needs to build and install and in what order for the piece of software you want to work properly. MacPorts knows how to make, build and install the software to a specific location, meaning that software installed via MacPorts doesn't simply scatter itself all over the system or require user knowledge of dependencies in what order.

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Full Specifications

August 13, 2020
Latest update
February 29, 2024
Operating System
Mac OS X
Additional Requirements
macOS Catalina | macOS Mojave | macOS High Sierra | macOS Sierra | OS X El Capitan | Apple Xcode
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