gFTP runtime error
ryandesign at macports.org
Sat Mar 17 18:25:31 PDT 2007
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On Mar 17, 2007, at 07:41, Daniel B. Koch wrote:
> Hi Ryan,
> The reason I downloaded it from there is because this link is broken:
> I did in fact use the port install command. Further searching
> yielded an issue with gftp on BSD-type systems so I'll try some
> other things. I must admit, I'm confused over all the various
> sites. As a long-time Fedora Core user, I was looking for a good
> package manager for Darwin similar to yum and found:
Note that part of the reason for the rename of the project from
DarwinPorts to MacPorts is that we are no longer targeting standalone
Darwin, but instead only Mac OS X. Some ports in MacPorts may still
work on pure Darwin, but this will probably become less and less
likely as time goes on and fewer and fewer people actually test any
of the ports on pure Darwin.
> It lead me here:
> and here:
Right, that's the new URL. DarwinPorts used to be hosted by
OpenDarwin. But when OpenDarwin decided to shut down, the project
sought new hosting from the new Mac OS Forge, which is run by Apple.
> I still have not found the new site for all the ports:
> Can you tell me where they went? I thought it was here:
Unfortunately, darwinports.com is owned by someone not affiliated
with the MacPorts project. That's another reason the project name was
changed -- so we could own all the relevant domains. It would be more
clear if the MacPorts project could acquire the rogue darwinports.com
domain and redirect it to the macports.org domain. However this has
so far been unsuccessful.
In the new site, the only source for the ports is the Subversion
That's not necessarily a good thing or even intentional, it's just
the way it is right now.
However I don't generally use the site to learn about ports; the
"port" command in the Terminal is all I've needed to use MacPorts.
For example, "port search foo" to find all ports whose name contains
> I'm not familiar with the history of the groups involved so forgive
> me if I've stumbled onto something contentious. I'm just looking
> for Darwin versions of familiar Linux tools.
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