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PortAuthority
PortAuthority
9.1.0
2.1
0.0
PortAuthority free download for Mac

PortAuthority for Mac9.1.0

14 October 2019

GUI for MacPorts package-management system.

What is PortAuthority for Mac

PortAuthority provides a graphical user interface for the MacPorts package-management system. MacPorts is a powerful command-line tool for installing and updating a variety of Unix-based applications for the Mac. Its power, though, comes at the cost of some complexity; in the past, the only way to utilize MacPorts was to type various commands into the Mac's Terminal application, which can be intimidating for those users without a Unix background. PortAuthority makes the process of installing Unix software easy.

What's new in PortAuthority

Version 9.1.0:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.15 or later

  • Updated release for Catalina
  • Minor bug fixes
  • Now free

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ylluminate
ylluminate
May 25 2018
7.9.0
0.0
May 25 2018
0.0
Version: 7.9.0
This would be quite nice if it were markedly less expensive, or free. For example, a freemium model might include 1 update per day or X installations per day and a paid version could take that limitation off, etc.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 17 2017
7.7.0
1.0
Oct 17 2017
1.0
Version: 7.7.0
After thrashing around with this thing, I found it easier to simply use CLI commands. And I hate CLI commands.
Xipper
Xipper
Sep 16 2011
4.0.0
0.5
Sep 16 2011
0.5
Version: 4.0.0
I was a frequent user of PortAuthority, but this app is worthless now. I don't understand why developers insist on trying to do things the way this one has. If you can't design a UI window that provides functional feedback of the build process that is going on to install/update a port, then spawn a terminal window with running the commands instead. The app just crashes anytime I try to install anything, I can either wait 1-hour and force quit to try and use this "tool" (that I paid for), or I can simply run the command myself and have it actually complete the install in 5 minutes. This is on Lion, but the developer claims the latest version is compatible.
Bueller-007
Bueller-007
Jul 22 2011
4.0.0
0.0
Jul 22 2011
0.0
Version: 4.0.0
Use the official GUI: https://trac.macports.org/wiki/MacPortsGUI Don't pay for this crap.
Codebykevin
Codebykevin
Jun 8 2011
4.0.0
0.0
Jun 8 2011
0.0
Version: 4.0.0
PortAuthority 4.0 is a nice update to the MacPorts GUI. It modernizes the UI into a fully-native one with Cocoa toolbars; it improves the print engine; and it improves the under-the-hood integration with AppleScript commands, which improves speed and stability. It's worth a look.
Trashie
Trashie
Jan 2 2011
3.1
0.0
Jan 2 2011
0.0
Version: 3.1
What is wrong with just using the terminal?
Gaoshan
Gaoshan
Sep 25 2007
2.4
0.0
Sep 25 2007
0.0
Version: 2.4
In the interest of promoting open source, check out Porticus for a free MacPorts GUI tool. http://www.macupdate.com/search.php?arch=all&keywords=porticus&os=macosx
Zephyris
Zephyris
May 3 2007
2.0
0.0
May 3 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0
The interface is rather ugly looking for $20
Jedik
Jedik
Dec 16 2005
0.9
0.0
Dec 16 2005
0.0
Version: 0.9
No release notes? What's changed? It takes forever to launch, much more than the previous version (0.8). =\
Guest
Guest
Oct 4 2005
0.7
3.8
Oct 4 2005
3.8
Version: 0.7
Yes, I agree with the previous post. But I think that it could be avoided with a little more care about the released version or at least with documentation. I was using the previous version with no problem. After upgrade it won't launch (kept boucing in the Dock then nothing) in the first time I run it. It worked the second time.
Guest
Guest
Oct 4 2005
0.7
3.8
Oct 4 2005
3.8
Version: 0.7
Port Authority has the potential to be very useful. However, it has a number of quirks. For example, downloading it and placing it in Applications will result in it hanging on launch. The application needs to be inside a folder named "Port Authority", inside Applications in order to work properly. Also, sometimes it won't accept your password (as in, you can't physically enter it in the password field). Since it IS still a beta program, none of this should surprise you. If you prefer GUI to the command line, you should give this a try.
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  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.14.5 or later

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