homebrew and macports together?

Rainer M Krug Rainer at krugs.de
Thu Jul 4 02:24:53 PDT 2013

Mojca Miklavec <mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com> writes:

> On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 10:27 AM, Rainer M Krug wrote:
>> Mojca Miklavec writes:
>> I thought along the same lines - but I am thinking of trying to use
>> awesome windows manager (macports only) and at the same time I am using
>> offlineimap and notmuch which are installed via homebrew - so this wont
>> work in this case.
> I don't know how these programs work, but apart from the "need" for
> removing Homebrew/MacPorts from PATH during installation (also in the
> spirit of what Clemens Lang wrote), I believe that having both in PATH
> while using the programs should mostly work. In many cases it's not
> even necessary that you have MacPorts in PATH at all to be able to run
> its programs.
> Details really depend on individual programs (and I don't know any of
> those you mention).

Thanks - that clarifies.

> <from the other post>
>> 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?
> It means that MacPorts installation should not have problems if
> Homebrew is in PATH. Homebrew can still have problems with interfering
> programs from MacPorts unless Homebrew does the same. It also makes a
> huge difference when you decide which one comes first in PATH


> I would suggest you to simply try (and don't complain too much in case
> of problems ;).

No worries - I guess using two package managers is like entering a mine
field which is surrounded  by huge red signs saying: 



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Rainer M. Krug

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