macports on linux

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Mon Apr 1 20:29:06 PDT 2013

On Apr 1, 2013, at 21:36, Peng Yu wrote:

> Linux packages are usually outdated. Since macports are usually
> updated, is there a way to install macports on linux (e.g. ubuntu).

This topic has come up before, but the answer is that this probably will not work very well. Practically nobody tests MacPorts on Linux, since it's designed for use only on OS X. You'll probably run into lots of problems, and have to figure out the solutions yourself, and then might encounter some reluctance from port maintainers in applying any patches you might develop, since they'll just complicate the port with no benefit for MacPorts' intended target audience.

There are other package managers designed to be used on Linux; you should probably use one of them instead.

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