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Porticus is a Cocoa GUI for the MacPorts package manager. MacPorts provides ready to build open-source software packages modified to compile and run on Mac OS X. The MacPorts project provides a TCL command line tool to manage installation, update and activation of the port packages. Porticus provides a GUI front-end to this tool.

What's New

Version 1.8.1:
  • Updated Greek localisation.
  • Bug fixes.

Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • MacPorts 1.4.x or 1.5.x .
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    Derekcurrie Member IconReview+719
    Derekcurrie
    +1

    ABANDONWARE:

    Porticus no longer works properly with Mac OS X 10.7 or MacPorts v2.x. Version 1.8.1 is the last version forever. It will not be updated. It still works fine with Mac OS X 10.6 and MacPorts v1.x. I personally have adjusted to using the CLI instead as there are only three main commands you need to use.

    However, if you would still like to use a GUI for MacPorts/X11/XQuartz, the best option is the Pallet project available via the MacPorts website. (Don't bother with the awful PortAuthority shareware).

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    Version 1.8.1
    Martinb Member IconComment+5
    Martinb
    +0

    porticus 1.8.1 (which was working some time ago) now says that there are no ports installed, but the directory /opt/local exists and is > 3 GB big...

    is there something broken?

    MacOS X 10.6.5

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    Version 1.8.1
    Negritude Member IconComment+1082
    Negritude
    +1

    The comments below regarding the application crashing were fixed almost immediately after the developer became aware of the problem:

    http://alittledrop.com/blog/?p=46

    The bigger issue currently is that MacPorts' preferred method of storing information is in an sqlite database, and Porticus only supports the old flat-file storage method.

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    Version 1.8.1
    sjk Member IconComment+996
    sjk
    +0

    The missing app icon after mounting the dmg on 10.5.8 was a sign there might be trouble with this version, like people are reporting here, so I didn't try it.

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    Version 1.8.1
    Julifos Member IconComment+35
    Julifos
    +2

    Crashes for me upon launch (OS 10.6.2, intel macpro, etc.), but works fine when I download previous version (from http://alittledrop.com/blog/) and update from within the app).

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    Version 1.8.1
    Lukasz Geleta Member IconComment+1
    Lukasz Geleta
    +1

    Crashes immediately after start.

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    Version 1.8.1
    Mark Everitt Member IconComment+276
    Mark Everitt
    +1

    This release is broken. Crashes when it starts.

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    Version 1.8.1
    Ean Member IconReview+223
    Ean
    +1

    OMG, this is great. Installs all the dependencies and everything. Utterly painless. I would use this even if I did have a brain.

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    Version 1.6.2
    Farcaller Member IconReview+1
    Farcaller
    +0

    Porticus is a great manager for your macports installation. Being clean and simple it hides great power behind. And it's completely free!

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    Version 1.4
    JetFireDX Member IconComment+34
    JetFireDX
    +0

    I have the latest MacPorts installed and I can't get Porticus to install a single thing. Using MacPorts from the terminal works fine. I constantly get the following: Error: Error executing universal: Default universal variant only works with ports based on configure Error: Unable to open port: Error evaluating variants. These errors come up no matter what variants I choose. I really want to get to using this app...I just got done setting up a Ubuntu box and Synaptic was really easy. (Not as easy as drag and drop on the Mac, but still pretty good!)

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    Version 1.0b4
    JetFireDX
    +0

    Heh... never mind. Don't select any variant and it seems to be working now.

    jmchiarelli
    +0

    Have you tried 1.3? It works great. I use it to update all my macports... Love it

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    Type Utilities / System
    License Free
    Date 30 Dec 2009
    Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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