I was aware of macports for quite some time (since I moved to macOS about 8 years ago)
But most of the tools seem to be suggesting
brew install, so I didn’t give macports
a second thought.
8 years later, my MBP is old, and soon will not be supported by Apple and
While I upgraded to macOS monterey, this is going to be last version supported on this hardware.
Someone on mastodon suggested macports are supported better on older versions of macOS
So today I decided to give it a try.
I still have brew packages (everything so far) and I’ll be using macports side-by-side.
- Uses GUI installer, as opposed to how
brewinstalls itself. Considering that
portitself is to be used via the CLI, GUI for installer seems odd.
sudoto install the packages, since it requires write permission to
Other than these, it is too early to have any other impressions 😄
(The first package I installed in
nushell - something else to try out)