Port Application Issues (Launching Issues)
wienands at gmail.com
Sat Nov 28 01:38:12 UTC 2020
In general, you can launch an app from the terminal using open (e.g.
Application bundles often have the actual app somewhere inside the
Contents/MacOS folder that you can open in terminal by just executing it
(e.g. /Applications/TextEdit.app//Contents/MacOS/TextEdit). Occasionally
I have also seem an alias inside the app's Contents folder to do this.
On my system, MacPorts puts its GUI applications into a MacPorts folder
in /Applications. The rest, including those that use X11, goes into
On 11/27/20 6:25 PM, Riccardo Mottola via macports-users wrote:
> Jonathan Allen via macports-users wrote:
>> 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.
> I don't use HomeBank, so I don't know the details. However, only
> native Cocoa apps wil install an .app bundle inside the MacPorts
> folder. E.g. emacs, gimp do that if they are compiled in the "+quartz"
> variant. Other apps if not Mac native will have their own launch
> method which will not be as straight-forward.
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