Porticus
Porticus
1.8.1

3.5

Porticus free download for Mac

Porticus

1.8.1
30 December 2009

Cocoa GUI for the MacPorts package manager.

Overview

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 in Porticus

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

10 Porticus Reviews

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Julifos
30 December 2009

Most helpful

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
Derekcurrie
08 March 2012
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
1 answer(s)
AlVarnell
AlVarnell
30 January 2015
Pallet appears to have followed Porticus into the world of Abandonware. Code has not been maintained since Leopard and crashes on launch with at least Mavericks and above.
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Martinb
29 July 2011
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
SickTeddyBear
08 May 2011
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.
Like (1)
Version 1.8.1
sjk
30 December 2009
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
30 December 2009
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
30 December 2009
Crashes immediately after start.
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Version 1.8.1
Mark-Everitt
30 December 2009
This release is broken. Crashes when it starts.
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Version 1.8.1
Ean
03 July 2009
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
22 July 2008
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
13 July 2007
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
2 answer(s)
Jetfiredx
Jetfiredx
13 July 2007
Heh... never mind. Don't select any variant and it seems to be working now.
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Version 1.0b4
Jmchiarelli
Jmchiarelli
12 June 2008
Have you tried 1.3? It works great. I use it to update all my macports... Love it
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Version 1.3
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3.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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