Problem with macports install, any help greatly appreciated

joseph davison jwdavison at
Mon Jun 14 06:44:17 PDT 2010

One thing that might be useful is 
sudo install manopen

That will install a tool that lets you read "man[ual] pages" easily for the unix-y tools installed on your system.
Many programs (probably including gimp -- I haven't tried it) that come from the unix world are / were  documented using "man pages", and this lets you read them.

Once it's installed you can read the manpage for ports, for instance -- (although that may be like trying to drink from a firehose).   Still it shows you one way to find what other programs are available.  

On the other hand, the MacPorts Homepage is probably even more convenient

  joda at

On Jun 12, 2010, at 12:19 PM, John Essam wrote:

> Thanks Ryan and everyone, very impressed with all the help, to be honest the best support I have ever come across with anything, free or paid for, spot on. I wish I could help other in the forum but you guys seem way above what I know. The gimp program seems to work fantastically, much better than with the OX install package on the gimp page, that's just my opinion. So basically anytime I want to install a freeware or shareware product I do it through Macports 	sudo port install (name of product). Is there other stuff I can do with Macports?
> Kind regards john

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