MacPorts is package management systems used to install free and open source softwares. MacPorts was earlier called DarwinPorts and is itself open source software written in Tcl and C programming language. Current version of MacPorts is 2.3.3.

MacPorts is hosted on Mac OS Forge, which was created by Apple for third party projects.

MacPorts is available for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 Mavericks and OS X 10.10 Yosemite. To install MacPorts on your Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, please follow these below steps.

Step 1: If you do not have Xcode installed in your mac, open App Store and search for “Xcode” and install.

Step 2: Open your Terminal and to agree to Xcode License, type the following command in the terminal

sudo xcodebuild -license

Press space to go to bottom of the agreement and then type “agree” to accept the license terms.

Step 3: Download macPorts for your mac from here. If you are running older version of Mac OS X (eg.

  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

), then download macports from here.

Step 4: Double click on the file you downloaded in step 3 to run it.

Step 5: Follow the screen instruction to complete the set up and type your mac password when prompted.

MacPorts install

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