running macports along with homebrew

Peter West lists at
Wed Feb 14 22:36:18 UTC 2018

One of the reasons I prefer MacPorts is that it does NOT install in /usr/local.

I am still in the habit of thinking that /usr/local is a system directory that is expected to be inaccessible to the masses (me in this case.)  Some independent installers, like that for mysql, installed in /usr/local, and I presume the thinking is similar. 

When Apple declared open season on /usr/local, was it because of the difficulties posed by SIP, or did it precede that?

I’ve had some success installing brew in /opt/homebrew, despite dire warnings not to.


> On 15 Feb 2018, at 5:46 am, Ken Cunningham <ken.cunningham.webuse at <mailto:ken.cunningham.webuse at>> wrote:

> In a recent poll < <>>, homebrew was recommended 375 to 25 over MacPorts.
> 2. symlinks into /usr/local therefore:
>    a) no adjustments needed to path
>    b) no need for sudo
>    c) third-party apps, libraries, and xcode projects can be downloaded and built or run, and the system looks there by default, so need no modification to build or run. 

Peter West
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