homebrew and macports together?

Guido Soranzio guido.soranzio at gmail.com
Wed Jul 10 08:28:33 PDT 2013

On Jul 5, 2013, at 5:22 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com> wrote:

> $PATH is only one of the possible problems. Does homebrew prevent promiscuous configure scripts from scanning /sw, /opt/local, etc. for libraries?

If GNU's Autotools were really functional in practice, we wouldn't need
package managers… :)

Personally, I am using a brute-force methods which is quite effective:
before compiling for a package manager, I rename the other sandboxes by
appending an "_off" suffix.

To automate things and restore the original paths, I started with a simple
MacRuby script which evolved in a full GUI [1]: unfortunately, Sansonetti's
team is working almost exclusively on RubyMotion these days and the future
of MacRuby seems doomed by the deprecation of garbage collection in

The only disadvantage that I found in renaming paths is that you have
to add both paths to the Privacy panel of the Spotlight preferences,
otherwise the indexing demon is constantly restarted and wasting CPU

[1] https://github.com/gui-dos/Guigna


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