sudo port install gksu

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Thu Nov 26 16:39:37 PST 2009

On Nov 26, 2009, at 16:53, Eralp Karaduman wrote:

> I've just typed "sudo port install gksu" on terminal, and found large
> amount of dependant packages.. so downloading and installing them.

You're right, gksu does have quite a few dependencies.

> My aim was to use gksu functionality on osx. I was modifying a
> textmate bundle for HaXe to run swf files on external flash player by
> keyboard shortcut, when doing this at the point of execution of
> flashplayer, I lacked sudo priviledges.. so needed to do something
> like "gksu" on linux
> My question is, ports is downloading too many things, is this normal?

I would imagine that MacPorts is downloading exactly as many things as are needed to fulfill your request. :)

> Shall I let it complete its work?

Yes, if you want the port installed.

> And im feeling like I've just done a very stupid thing, there should
> be a workaround for what i am trying to do, is it?

What do you want to work around?

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