Port Application Issues (Launching Issues)

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Sun Nov 15 00:04:11 UTC 2020

On Nov 14, 2020, at 17:53, Jonathan Allen wrote:

> I fully installed the Mac Ports application successfully, and then once that was finished I entered “sudo port install homebank” in the command line, no errors were presented. I then went to the “MacPorts” folder in the Application Folder and didn’t see the “HomeBank” application icon in there at all, as if it wasn’t installed. I double-checked using “port info homebank” and the output stated it had been installed.
> The problem is, I can’t find the application icon at all and even searched the MacPorts help pages to see if there was a “launch this application” command and didn’t see one. I am a first time MacPorts user. How do I fix this so I can launch the HomeBank application, or have it show up in the MacPorts folder of the applications folder.
> If it helps, I am using the BigSur version of MacPorts.

MacPorts is not an application, and not all ports install applications either. Use "port contents homebank" to see what it did install. You should find that it installed a program /opt/local/bin/homebank which you can launch from your Terminal.

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