Removing a port

Thomas Robitaille thomas.robitaille at
Wed Apr 10 13:30:38 PDT 2013

Hi Lawrence,

On 4 April 2013 21:10, Lawrence Velázquez <larryv at> wrote:
> On Apr 4, 2013, at 8:34 AM, Thomas Robitaille <thomas.robitaille at> wrote:
>> Obviously, it'd be great if it could be fixed, and I tried fixing it
>> before, but it's all quite complicated - the issue is that the tar
>> ball includes some dependencies, so those should really be removed,
>> and the Makefile would need to be re-written to allow the custom
>> compiler and linking path, etc. The package doesn't follow the
>> standard 'configure' method for linux packages, which complicates
>> things further. Development is not very active, which means that it's
>> not easy to submit a patch upstream. On the other hand, the only
>> important part of the package is a bunch of C files, so maybe there's
>> a way to essentially create a new tar file that has a configure script
>> and uses MacPorts for the dependencies. If someone would like to help
>> with this, then I would be very grateful, but otherwise, I will likely
>> have to remove the port.
> Which port is it?

It's called 'montage':

$ port info montage
montage @3.3, Revision 3 (science)

Description:          Montage is a toolkit for assembling Flexible Image
                      Transport System (FITS) images into custom mosaics

Library Dependencies: jpeg, cfitsio
Platforms:            darwin
Maintainers:          robitaille at


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