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2    /* -*- coding: utf-8; mode: php; tab-width: 4; indent-tabs-mode: nil; c-basic-offset: 4 -*- vim:set fenc=utf-8 filetype=php et sw=4 ts=4 sts=4: */
3    /* $Id: install.php 83592 2011-09-06 23:10:19Z $ */
4    /* Copyright (c) 2004, OpenDarwin. */
5    /* Copyright (c) 2004-2011, The MacPorts Project. */
6    include_once("includes/");
7    print_header('The MacPorts Project -- Download &amp; Installation', 'utf-8');
11<div id="content">
13    <h2 class="hdr">Installing MacPorts</h2>
15    <p>MacPorts version <?php print $macports_version_latest; ?> is available in various formats for download and installation (note, if you are upgrading your Mac OS X to a new major release, see the <a href="">migration info page</a>):
16    </p>
18    <ul>
19        <li>&#8220;dmg&#8221; disk images for <a href="<?php print $lion_dmg; ?>">Lion</a> and <a
20        href="<?php print $snowleopard_dmg; ?>">Snow Leopard</a>. These contain pkg installers for use with the Mac OS X Installer.
21        This is the simplest installation
22        procedure that most users should <a href="#pkg">follow</a> after meeting the requirements listed <a href="#requirements">
23        below</a>. Installers for legacy platforms <a href="<?php print $leopard_dmg; ?>">Leopard</a> and <a href="<?php print $tiger_dmg; ?>">Tiger</a> are also available.</li>
24        <li>In <a href="#source">source form</a> as either a <a href="<?php print $bz2_tarball ?>">tar.bz2</a> package or a
25        <a href="<?php print $gz_tarball; ?>">tar.gz</a> one for manual compilation, if you intend to customize your installation
26        in any way.</li>
27        <li><a href="#svn">SVN checkout</a> of the unpackaged sources, if you wish to follow MacPorts development.</li>
28        <li>The <a href="#selfupdate">selfupdate</a> target of the <kbd>port(1)</kbd> command, for users who already have
29        MacPorts installed and wish to upgrade to a newer release.</li>
30    </ul>
32    <p>Checksums for our packaged <a href="<?php print $downloads; ?>">downloads</a> are contained in the corresponding <a
33    href="<?php print $checksums; ?>">checksums file</a>.</p>
36    <div id="requirements">
38        <p>Please note that in order to install and run MacPorts on Mac OS X, your system must have installations of the following
39        components:</p>
41        <ol>
42            <li>Apple's <a href="">Xcode</a> Developer Tools (version 4.1 or later for Lion,
43            3.2 or later for
44            Snow Leopard, or 3.1 or later for Leopard), found at the <a href="">Apple Developer Connection</a>
45            site, on your Mac OS X installation CDs/DVD, or in the Mac App Store. Using the latest available version that will run on your
46            OS is highly recommended.
47            Ensure that the optional components for command line development are installed
48            ("UNIX Development", plus "System Tools" in newer versions, or "Command Line Support" in older ones).</li>
49            <li>The X11 windowing environment (A.K.A. &#8220;X11 User&#8221;)
50            for ports that depend on the functionality it provides to run.
51                <ul>
52                    <li>The &#8220;X11 User&#8221; package is an optional installation on your system CDs/DVD for
53                    Tiger, enabled through the &#8220;Customize&#8221; button of the installer, whereas it is included by default
54                    on Leopard and newer.</li>
55                    <li>You can use the xorg-server port instead of Apple's if you wish.</li>
56                </ul>
57            </li>
58        </ol>
60    </div>
63    <h3 class="subhdr" id="pkg">Mac OS X Package (.pkg) Installer</h3>
65    <p>The easiest way to install MacPorts on a Mac OS X system is by downloading the dmg for <a href="<?php print $lion_dmg;
66    ?>">Lion</a>, <a href="<?php print $snowleopard_dmg; ?>">Snow Leopard</a> or <a href="<?php print $leopard_dmg;
67    ?>">Leopard</a> and running the system's Installer by double-clicking on the pkg contained therein,
68    following the on-screen instructions until completion.</p>
70    <p>This procedure will place a fully-functional and default MacPorts installation on your host system, ready for usage.
71    If needed your shell configuration files will be <a href="<?php print $guide_url . ''; ?>">adapted by
72    the installer</a> to include the necessary settings to run MacPorts and the programs it installs, but you may need to
73    open a new shell for these changes to take effect.</p>
75    <p>The MacPorts &#8220;<kbd>selfupdate</kbd>&#8221; command will also be run for you by the installer to ensure you have our
76    latest available release and the latest revisions to the &#8220;Portfiles&#8221; that contain the instructions employed
77    in the building and installation of ports. After installation is done, it is recommended that you run this step manually
78    on a regular basis to to keep your MacPorts system always current:</p>
80    <pre>sudo port -v selfupdate</pre>
82    <p>At this point you should be ready to enjoy MacPorts!</p>
84    <p>Type &#8220;<kbd>man port</kbd>&#8221; at the command line prompt and/or browse over to our <a href="<?php print
85    $guide_url; ?>">Guide</a> to find out more information about using MacPorts. <a href="#help">Help</a> is also available.
86    </p>
89    <h3 class="subhdr" id="source">Source Installation</h3>
91    <p>If on the other hand you decide to install MacPorts from source, there are still a couple of things you will need to do
92    after downloading the tarball before you can start installing ports, namely compiling and installing MacPorts itself:</p>
95    <ol>
96        <li>&#8220;<kbd>cd</kbd>&#8221; into the directory where you downloaded the package and run &#8220;<kbd>tar xjvf
97        <a href="<?php print $bz2_tarball; ?>">MacPorts-<?php print $macports_version_latest; ?>.tar.bz2</a></kbd>&#8221; or
98        &#8220;<kbd>tar xzvf <a href="<?php print $gz_tarball; ?>">MacPorts-<?php print $macports_version_latest; ?>.tar.gz</a></kbd>&#8221;,
99        depending on whether you downloaded the bz2 tarball or the gz one, respectively.</li>
100        <li>Build and install the recently unpacked sources:
101            <ul>
102                <li><kbd>cd MacPorts-<?php print $macports_version_latest; ?></kbd></li>
103                <li><kbd>./configure &amp;&amp; make &amp;&amp; sudo make install</kbd></li>
104            </ul>
105            Optionally:
106            <ul>
107                <li><kbd>cd ../</kbd></li>
108                <li><kbd>rm -rf MacPorts-<?php print $macports_version_latest; ?>*</kbd></li>
109            </ul>
111        </li>
112    </ol>
114    <p>These steps need to be perfomed from an administrator account, for which &#8220;<kbd>sudo</kbd>&#8221; will ask the
115    password upon installation. This procedure will install a pristine MacPorts system and, if the optional steps are taken,
116    remove the as of now unnecessary MacPorts-<?php print $macports_version_latest; ?> source directory and corresponding tarball.</p>
118    <p>To customize your installation you should read the output of &#8220;<kbd>./configure --help | more</kbd>&#8221; and
119    pass the appropriate options for the settings you wish to tweak to the configuration script in the steps detailed above.</p>
121    <p>You will need to manually adapt your shell's environment to work with MacPorts and your chosen installation <kbd>
122    prefix</kbd> (the value passed to <kbd>configure</kbd>'s <kbd>--prefix</kbd> flag, defaulting to <kbd>/opt/local</kbd>):
123    </p>
125    <ul>
126        <li><kbd>Add ${prefix}/bin</kbd> and <kbd>${prefix}/sbin</kbd> to the start of your <kbd>PATH</kbd> environment variable
127        so that MacPorts-installed programs take precedence over system-provided programs of the same name.</li>
128        <li>If a standard <kbd>MANPATH</kbd> environment variable already exists (that is, one that doesn't contain any empty
129        components), add the <kbd>${prefix}/share/man</kbd> path to it so that MacPorts-installed man pages are found by your
130        shell.</li>
131        <li>For Tiger and earlier only, add an appropriate X11 <kbd>DISPLAY</kbd> environment variable to run X11-dependent
132        programs, as Leopard takes care of this requirement on its own.</li>
133    </ul>
135    <p>Lastly, you need to synchronize your installation with the MacPorts rsync server:</p>
137    <pre>sudo port -v selfupdate</pre>
139    <p>Upon completion MacPorts will be ready to install ports!</p>
141    <p>It is recommended to run the above command on a regular basis to keep your installation current. Type &#8220;<kbd>man
142    port</kbd>&#8221; at the command line prompt and/or browse over to our <a href="<?php print $guide_url; ?>">Guide</a> to
143    find out more information about using MacPorts. <a href="#help">Help</a> is also available.</p>
146    <h3 class="subhdr" id="svn">SVN Sources</h3>
148    <p>If you are developer or a user with a taste for the bleeding edge and wish for the latest changes and feature additions,
149    you may acquire the MacPorts sources through subversion. See the Guide section on <a href="<?php print $guide_url; ?>#installing.macports.subversion">installing from subversion</a>.</p>
151    <p>Purpose-specific branches are also available at the <kbd><?php print $svn_url . 'branches'; ?></kbd> url.</p>
153    <p>Alternatively, if you'd simply like to view the SVN repository without checking it out, you can do so via the <a
154    href="<?php print $trac_url . 'browser'; ?>">Trac source browser</a>.</p>
157    <h3 class="subhdr" id="selfupdate">Selfupdate</h3>
159    <p>If you already have MacPorts installed and have no restrictions to use the rsync networking protocol (tcp port 873 by
160    default), the easiest way to upgrade to our latest available release, <b><?php print $macports_version_latest; ?></b>, is
161    by using the <kbd>selfupdate</kbd> target of the <kbd>port(1)</kbd> command. This will both update your ports tree (by
162    performing a <kbd>sync</kbd> operation) and rebuild your current installation if it's outdated, preserving your customizations,
163    if any.</p>
166    <h3 class="subhdr" id="other">Other Platforms</h3>
168    <p>Running on platforms other than Mac OS X is not the main focus of The MacPorts Project, so remaining cross-platform is
169    not an actively-pursued development goal. Nevertheless, it is not an actively-discouraged goal either and as a result some
170    experimental support does exist for other POSIX-compliant platforms such as *BSD and GNU/Linux.</p>
172    <p>The full list of requirements to run MacPorts on these other platforms is as follows (we assume you have the basics such
173    as GCC and X11):</p>
175    <ul>
176        <li><a href="">Tcl</a> (8.4 or 8.5), with threads.</li>
177        <li><b>mtree</b> for directory hierarchy.</li>
178        <li><a href="">rsync</a> for syncing the ports.</li>
179        <li><a href="">cURL</a> for downloading distfiles.</li>
180        <li><a href="">SQLite</a> for the port registry.</li>
181        <li><a href="">GNUstep</a> (Base), for Foundation (optional, can be disabled via configure args).</li>
182        <li><a href="">OpenSSL</a> for signature verification, and optionally for checksums. <b>libmd</b> may
183            be used instead for checksums.</li>
184    </ul>
186    <p>Normally you must install from <a href="#source">source</a> or from an <a href="#svn">SVN checkout</a> to run MacPorts
187    on any of these platforms. Experimental packaging is available for the FreeBSD (.tbz package), Fedora (.rpm package) and
188    Ubuntu (.deb package) operating systems.</p>
191    <h3 class="subhdr" id="help">Help</h3>
193    <p>Help on a wide variety of topics is also available in the project <a href="<?php print $guide_url; ?>">Guide</a> and
194    through our <a href="<?php print $trac_url; ?>">Trac portal</a> should you run into any problems installing and/or using
195    MacPorts. Of particular relevance are the <a href="<?php print $guide_url . '#installing'; ?>">installation</a> &amp;
196    <a href="<?php print $guide_url . '#using'; ?>">usage</a> sections of the former and the <a href="<?php print $trac_url .
197    'wiki/FAQ'; ?>">FAQ</a> section of the <a href="<?php print $trac_url . 'wiki'; ?>">Wiki</a>, where we keep track of questions
198    frequently fielded on our <a href="contact.php#lists">mailing lists</a>.</p>
200    <p>If any of these resources do not answer your questions or if you need any kind of extended support, there are many ways
201    to <a href="contact.php">contact us</a>!</p>
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