homebrew and macports together?

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Thu Jul 4 05:52:28 PDT 2013

On Jul 4, 2013, at 02:44, Rainer M Krug wrote:

> I am using homebrew at the moment, but there are certain packges, which
> are not on homebrew (e.g. awesome and kde apps).
> 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?

Unlike some of the other responders in this thread, I will advise you not to try this. We do not support this configuration, for some of the reasons already stated, and if we discover you are using this configuration when you ask for help, we will decline to help you until you uninstall your non-MacPorts package managers.

On Jul 4, 2013, at 03:27, Rainer M Krug wrote:

> 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. 

offlineimap and notmuch are of course available in MacPorts as well.

> Thanks - I will see what I do - I might switch completely to macports?
> I will see.

I would recommend you give that a try.

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