running macports along with homebrew

db iamsudo at
Thu Aug 31 13:32:11 UTC 2017

On 30 Aug 2017, at 10:16, Richard L. Hamilton <rlhamil at> wrote:
> the newer, safer convention is distinct subdirectories of /opt, for each package or set of commonly managed packages; thus, MacPorts by default uses /opt/local, XQuartz uses /opt/X11 (for the stuff that's not elsewhere), etc.

Is it a tacit convention? I couldn't find a source myself.

Thank you all for the useful information. It seems only Umesh is actually using homebrew though.

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