Macports and frameworks

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Thu Sep 12 02:36:39 PDT 2013

On Sep 12, 2013, at 03:40, Rainer M Krug wrote:

> I have some binary installations from .pkg amd .dmg files, which require
> certain frameworks to be installed. Now some frameworks contain
> libraries which I also installed via homebrew.
> So my question: I understand, that the binary installations require
> these frameworks - but do these frameworks interfere with macports
> installations?

Yes, if libraries, headers or frameworks are installed in standard locations (/usr/local/lib, /usr/local/include and /Library/Frameworks, respectively) then software (including software built with MacPorts) might inadvertently find it, which could result in those libraries or frameworks being used instead of MacPorts' versions, or features being enabled that MacPorts did not intend to enable, which might possibly lead to build failure. Therefore we do not support users installing software in /usr/local or /Library/Frameworks.

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