running macports along with homebrew

Craig Treleaven ctreleaven at
Thu Aug 31 13:35:27 UTC 2017

> On Aug 31, 2017, at 9:32 AM, db <iamsudo at> wrote:
> 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.

What is it that you want that MacPorts does not provide?  


More information about the macports-users mailing list