Tag: macports

  • OpenSSL problem on (older?) Macs

    I had a whole bunch of problems break my podcast all at once, and I’m slowly figuring them out, one by one. One of the problems is keeping both ruby 2.7.4 and 3.0.2 from building: Because I’m the next thing to a Normie, I never discover a new problem. This one has been observed since […]

  • 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 apt, but that’s a separate problem.) The usual thing to do is to search and […]

  • 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 used Homebrew, but I’ve always been uneasy about making /usr/local writable, and never convinced by […]

  • 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. Chrome (and the iReader extension), Safari, and Opera. Chrome is my main browser, but sometimes […]

  • 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: checksum (md5/sha1/rmd160) mismatch for port. Then it sent me down a wrong path, suggesting it […]

  • 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.

  • 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 —> Fetching xorg-inputproto —> Verifying checksum(s) for xorg-inputproto … etc. You cannot blink without installing X11. […]