Looking for a solution to compile MacPorts and maintain my packages

John Korchok jkorchok at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 1 07:19:30 PDT 2009

We have 2 G4 and 2 Intel Mac minis with OSX 10.4, MacPorts and full MAMP installations , all completely updated, that we use on a daily basis with no problems. You can pick them up on eBay quite inexpensively, they're a good development solution.

John Korchok 

-----Original Message-----
From: macports-dev-bounces at lists.macosforge.org [mailto:macports-dev-bounces at lists.macosforge.org] On Behalf Of Jean-Michel Pouré
Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 6:25 AM
To: macports-dev
Subject: Looking for a solution to compile MacPorts and maintain my packages

Dear friends,

I am looking for a solution to share a Mac OS X computer between Kdenlive developers (VNC) and also to maintain my MacPorts packages (SSH).

After running into the wall looking for an emulator or trying FreeDarwin, I see two solutions:

1) Buy a cheap Mac mini for 600€
2) Invest in a cheap G4, with Mac OS 10.4 for 100€

So my question is: do you think MacPorts can be installed and upgraded on any old computer like the G4 (PPC) and MacOS 10.4? Are some packages in MacPorts dependent on Mac OS 10.5? Do you plan to continue on PPC or will you abandon PPC one day?

Kind regards,

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