Porticus
Porticus 1.8.1
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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
Intel/PPC,
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • MacPorts 1.4.x or 1.5.x .



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    Porticus User Discussion (Write a Review)
    ver. 1.x:
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    Derekcurrie reviewed on 07 Mar 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).
    [Version 1.8.1]


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    Negritude commented on 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.
    [Version 1.8.1]


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    sjk commented on 30 Dec 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.
    [Version 1.8.1]


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    Julifos commented on 30 Dec 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).
    [Version 1.8.1]


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    Lukasz Geleta commented on 30 Dec 2009
    Crashes immediately after start.
    [Version 1.8.1]


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    Mark Everitt commented on 30 Dec 2009
    This release is broken. Crashes when it starts.
    [Version 1.8.1]


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    Ean reviewed on 03 Jul 2009
    OMG, this is great. Installs all the dependencies and everything. Utterly painless. I would use this even if I did have a brain.
    [Version 1.6.2]


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    +1

    Farcaller reviewed on 22 Jul 2008
    Porticus is a great manager for your macports installation. Being clean and simple it hides great power behind. And it's completely free!
    [Version 1.4]


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    +5
    JetFireDX commented on 13 Jul 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!)
    [Version 1.0b4]

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    JetFireDX replied on 13 Jul 2007
    Heh... never mind. Don't select any variant and it seems to be working now.
    burypromote
    jmchiarelli replied on 12 Jun 2008
    Have you tried 1.3? It works great. I use it to update all my macports... Love it
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    +4
    Martinb had trouble on 29 Jul 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
    [Version 1.8.1]


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    Type:Utilities : System
    License:Free
    Date:30 Dec 2009
    Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
    Price:Free0.00
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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.


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