frstan at bellsouth.net
Sat Sep 6 02:57:23 PDT 2008
Sam, MacPorts is a command-line program. start Terminal (it has an
icon in Aplications/Utilities). You can read about this using
man port <ENTER>
in general you install something with
sudo port -d install foo <ENTER>
but see the web site and the man program.
There are at least two Icon GUI programs for port. I use
PortAuthority myself. You can get a demo from the web site and the
licence is about $20 with free updates. see www.codebykevin.com/portauthority.html
On Sep 5, 2008, at 4:13 PM, Sam Williams wrote:
> 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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