Macports is like apt-get for OSX, it contains many useful packages, and is a good way of keeping certain things managed and up-to-date.
However, like many tools, it doesn't 'just-work' on the networks in DCU, so here's a guide that will get it up and running within DCU.
- Install Macports
- Then edit it's config file:
sudo vi /opt/local/etc/macports/macports.conf
- Hit Shift+G for the bottom of the file, and copypasta the following few lines in:
proxy_override_env yes # HTTP proxy: proxy_http proxy1.dcu.ie:3128 # HTTPS proxy: proxy_https proxy1.dcu.ie:3128 # FTP proxy: proxy_ftp proxy1.dcu.ie:3128 # rsync proxy: proxy_rsync proxy1.dcu.ie:3128
- Then update the port tree:
sudo port selfupdate
- And if everything is correct, you should see something along the lines of:
The ports tree has been updated. To upgrade your installed ports, you should run port upgrade outdated