homebrew and macports together?

Rainer M Krug Rainer at krugs.de
Thu Jul 4 02:13:05 PDT 2013

Clemens Lang <cal at macports.org> writes:

> Hi,
> 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).
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Sounds great - I will probably wait then for the 2.2 release.

This would then mean, that two package managers can co-exist, or only
that macports can work reliably with homebrew installed, but not the
other way round?


Rainer M. Krug

email: RMKrug<at>gmail<dot>com

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