Macports and frameworks

Rainer M Krug Rainer at
Thu Sep 12 02:48:41 PDT 2013

Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> writes:

> 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.

Thanks for the clarification,



Rainer M. Krug

email: RMKrug<at>gmail<dot>com

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