homebrew and macports together?

Clemens Lang cal at macports.org
Thu Jul 4 02:25:19 PDT 2013


On Thu, Jul 04, 2013 at 11:13:05AM +0200, Rainer M Krug wrote:
> 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?

This would mean that MacPorts can work reliably with homebrew installed.
It would not necessarily mean homebrew would ignore all
MacPorts-installed software. It is, however, a lot easier for homebrew
to ignore /opt/local than it is for MacPorts to ignore /usr/local (which
is why most MacPorts devs don't particularly like homebrew's decision to
use /usr/local): Make sure $PATH doesn't contain /opt/local when using
brew and you should be fine (except for the software that explicitly
tries to find stuff in /opt/local, which should be patched by the
homebrew folks to avoid doing that).

Clemens Lang

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