Which port provides protoc?

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Mon Feb 7 20:14:22 UTC 2022

On Feb 7, 2022, at 12:52, Bill Cole wrote:

> On 2022-02-07 at 13:16:54 UTC-0500 (Mon, 7 Feb 2022 10:16:54 -0800)
> Watson Ladd is rumored to have said:
>> On Mon, Feb 7, 2022 at 9:59 AM Marius Schamschula wrote:
>>> Watson,
>>> Compiler?
>> protoc: the thing that takes the definition and outputs the code.
>> Apparently something I tried installed it, but I'm now not sure what.
> # port provides `which protoc`
> /opt/local/bin/protoc is provided by: protobuf3-cpp

Which is great if you've already installed the port, but doesn't help if you're trying to learn what port to install.

The new ports web site keeps track of port contents so you can find ports by their files there:


(This appears to be a substring search rather than an exact search.)

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