815finder at gmail.com
Fri Sep 5 13:13:45 PDT 2008
Pardon my ignorance, but I can't find out how to begin using MacPorts.
I have a MacBook just under a year old, with a 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
processor and OS X 10.5.4.
I installed appropriate versions of X11, Xcode & MacPorts - all
successfully, as I understood it.
I cannot find MacPort's icon.
Perhaps it is not its own app. In which case it is a bit beyond my
ken. ...my barbie too.
I've checked the online guide & FAQ and it all seems to assume this
most basic how-to-start-using-it point is self-evident and I can't
find any mention of what I need to do to begin doing anything else
with it. I've given up on that route, after a couple hours of
installing and searching.
Began this whole process in an attempt to install GIMP. I'll try the
other easy(?) route listed on their site, but would still be
interested in checking out what-all MacPorts has to offer. It seems
an exciting source to explore.
I am not computer-illiterate, by any means - I used to program in
Fortran, RPN & Basic, from the early 70s to the mid-80s - but I am
only a propeller-head wannabe and have been spoiled by Macs for the
last 24 years. I suspect this is at the core of my problem.
Damn, I'm getting old...
Any help would be appreciated.
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