Building on Mac

David DeHaven david.dehaven at
Sat Mar 16 00:48:13 UTC 2013

>> It's not installed by default, and I'm not sure why you'd want to since Apple provides it. But if it's there that could be a concern.
> If you install subversion, you get file, and there are other things that (if installed) will pull in subversion (e.g., trac).

Ah Trac, how I remember thee...

>> Incidentally, someone else got a build working with brew so there's an alternative to MacPorts for those who don't want to use it. The only caveat is that brew installs everything into the system paths, which could cause problems later on. And it uses Ruby *hack cough*...
> Installing stuff on system paths is not what I want.

Same here, which is one reason I stick with MacPorts. I'm not sure what the fuss is anyways, once binaries are available ports come in very fast.


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