Mixing MacPorts with regular installations?

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Fri Jun 15 03:14:43 PDT 2007

On Jun 15, 2007, at 04:56, Dirk van Oosterbosch, IR labs wrote:

> Yesterday I installed MacPorts, and this night I had my pBook  
> crunch out some pretty big installation (ffmpeg with a list of  
> codecs). I turned to MacPorts because I gave up on installing all  
> the video/audio codec libraries my hand.
> I actually want to use PyMedia (which is based upon ffmpeg, and  
> which needs all the same codec libraries).
> However, since my python lives in /url/local/bin/python and  
> python's package installer easy_install lives in /Library/ 
> Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/bin/easy_install they do  
> not recognize or find the codec libraries installed in /opt/local/bin
> To install ffmpeg I installed this:
> % sudo port install ffmpeg +lame +libogg +vorbis +xvid +x264 +a52  
> +faac +faad +dts
> But
> % sudo easy_install PyMedia
> is still saying:
> OGG          : not found
> VORBIS       : not found
> FAAD         : not found
> MP3LAME      : not found
> VORBISENC    : not found
> ALSA         : not found
> How can I mix libraries installed with MacPorts, with normal  
> installed packages?
> Or how can I have python / easy_install recognize the libraries in / 
> opt/local/bin?

Not sure how to install pymedia, having never heard of it. But  
presumably you just have to tell pymedia where to find the MacPorts- 
installed libraries, which as you know are under /opt/local. Ask the  
pymedia folks how to do that.

Once you figure it out, you might want to consider contributing a  
portfile for pymedia, so that in the future you (and everyone else  
interested in pymedia) can just say "sudo port install pymedia" to  
get it.

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