Problem creating RPM Binary Packages that work..

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Tue Aug 24 14:02:26 PDT 2010

On Aug 24, 2010, at 02:58, John Puffs wrote:

> Are the Macports not just packaged from source files for easy OS X install?

MacPorts portfiles generally build something from source, yes. But if you then package up that built result into an RPM, that RPM is specific to the OS version and processor architecture it was created on.

> I thought it would work somehow..
> Bummer. It would be great.

You can try to install MacPorts on your Linux box and use the "port" command there. But virtually nobody tests MacPorts on anything other than a Mac these days, and Mac OS X is the only platform we're really committed to supporting. There are probably better package managers available if Linux is the OS you want to use it on.

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