Problem with Macports, homebrew, and ghostscript
smithsp at fusion.gat.com
Fri Feb 14 00:11:19 PST 2014
On Feb 13, 2014, at 8:07PM, asllearner wrote:
> Sterling Smith wrote
>>> According to
>>> you could try to rename /usr/local. MacPorts doesn't install anything to
>>> /usr/local. If there is anything that stops working, then try to install
>>> it from MacPorts instead. For instance:
>>>> port search lyx
>>> Found 2 ports.
>>>> port search latex
>>> Found 34 ports.
>>> Also note that texlive is broken into smaller pieces
>>> Hope that helps,
> I am sorry, I don't understand.
> Try to move usr/local to what end? Before, after, or instead of removing
> The link talks about temporarily renaming usr/local while installing ports,
> i.e. if installation of a port runs into conflicts with usr/local. That is
> not quite my problem...
From what I understood of your problem, you had programs that were undesirably being run or linked from /usr/local . By renaming it, you can most likely remove that problem. If brew has uninstallation procedures, then I would use them first, in case brew puts things in other places besides /usr/local. Then after uninstalling brew, rename the folder. As you continue to work, you may notice that certain programs/libraries are not available anymore; when you run across them, see if they are in macports, and install them from there. If they are not in macports, then you can file a ticket to create a new port.
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