homebrew and macports together?

Clemens Lang cal at macports.org
Thu Jul 4 02:07:31 PDT 2013


On Thu, Jul 04, 2013 at 09:44:06AM +0200, Rainer M Krug wrote:
> Therefore I am thinking abiout using these two package managers in
> parallel.
> I know this *can* cause problems, but is it likely to cause problems?
> What do I have to be aware about? Any experiences?

Unfortunately it is rather likely to produce hard-to-debug problems.
However, I am working on a mechanism built into port to prevent problems
with homebrew or fink co-installed on the same machine called "trace
mode". It works by hiding files in /usr/local and /sw (amongst others)
from the build process. Unfortunately it was broken for quite a while
now and I've only recently gotten to fix it. If you want to give it a
shot, you should probably use trunk for now (although I'm planning to
get it into the upcoming 2.2 release).

Clemens Lang

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