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Macports Cheatsheet

I used to use homebrew, but before that I used MacPorts. (And long, long, before that, fink.) The past year or two I’ve come back to MacPorts. But I forget what the commands are. (Honestly, I get them confused with … Continue reading

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MacPorts revisited

I’m setting up my new (old) iMac and I thought I’d give MacPorts another try. I used it since the late 2000s. (I forget why I moved from Fink to MacPorts.) For the last five (?) years or so I’ve … Continue reading

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Useful Tools

Since I’ve been setting up a new computer, I’ve had the opportunity to think about the apps I use. I don’t have time or energy to put together a comprehensive list, but here are a few of my “can’t-live-with-them” apps. … Continue reading

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MacPorts tip

I started getting messages when I tried to update my MacPorts tools. I can’t say when it started, because I don’t do it very often. (Like maybe once a month. Bad me.) But it would bomb out, telling me Error: … Continue reading

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irb with readline on mac using rvm

On the Mac, irb doesn’t come with readline baked in. But you can fix that with $ rvm install 1.8.7 -C \ –enable-shared,–with-readline-dir=/opt/local Kudus: Plataformatec, who uses Homebrew and thus /usr/local rather than /opt/local.

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Bloody MacPorts

Here’s what I hate about MacPorts: —> Fetching xorg-bigreqsproto —> Verifying checksum(s) for xorg-bigreqsproto —> Extracting xorg-bigreqsproto —> Configuring xorg-bigreqsproto —> Building xorg-bigreqsproto —> Staging xorg-bigreqsproto into destroot —> Installing xorg-bigreqsproto @1.1.0_0 —> Activating xorg-bigreqsproto @1.1.0_0 —> Cleaning xorg-bigreqsproto —> … Continue reading

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