port diagnose and xcode

Michele Venturi dardo82 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 26 05:48:59 UTC 2022

As usual this project too is a mess because everyone has a different idea
of what it is,has been and will be.

Il gio 24 mar 2022, 02:55 Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org> ha scritto:

> On Mar 23, 2022, at 08:48, Michele Venturi wrote:
> > If MacPorts is not a package manager we need one,
> > I'd say HomeBrew could be the right tool for the job.
> I'm not sure what these remarks are in regards to, but MacPorts was
> started in 2002 a ports collection [1] based conceptually on FreeBSD Ports,
> meaning that it builds things from source on the user's system using a
> recipe. In 2011 MacPorts 2.0.0 was released which included the capability
> to download precompiled archives from servers, thus saving the user the
> need to compile it themselves, while still retaining the ability for them
> to do so should they wish to or need to. Shortly thereafter we began
> producing such archives for Mac OS X 10.6 on our servers, and we added
> archives for subsequent OS versions as they were released over the years.
> In that capability, MacPorts is like a package manager [2]. In my view it
> is a combination of both.
> Homebrew is a MacPorts competitor which came onto the scene in 2009. We
> welcome this friendly competition. Homebrew developers sometimes take
> patches or ideas from MacPorts; we sometimes take patches from them (and
> from anywhere else we can find them of course).
> [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ports_collection
> [2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Package_manager
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