Desolate Condition

Nils Breunese nils at
Mon Apr 5 18:51:23 UTC 2021

Karl-Michael Schindler <karl-michael.schindler at> wrote:

> This indicates the first problem: Brew is often better represented on homepages of other software than MacPorts. The task to tackle is to find a person or form a team going after this.

A more scalable solution would be for port maintainers to check the upstream docs for the ports they maintain and contribute a snippet on how to install the software via MacPorts if not already present. Usually all this takes is a simple merge request. I think this is a great idea and I’ve been doing this for my ports.

Examples from the Spring Boot documentation:

People will even start copying these MacPorts installation instructions into blog posts and educational materials.

Examples of ’sudo port install kotlin’:

Apparently it was even copied into an O’Reilly book:


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