GNU MacPorts OS X

Fixing broken GNU texinfo dir file on MacPorts

Somehow, MacPorts does not seem to update the GNU texinfo dir file contained in /opt/local/share/info. But there is a nice script available in the ctan, which generates a new dir file. You can download it here.

MacPorts OS X

Cleaning up MacPorts

I like to use MacPorts for installing certain libraries and programs. When running an update old versions are still kept on your disk. I never did care for those old versions, so you can simply let MacPorts remove them while updating:

 $ sudo port -u upgrade outdated

This is taken from another blog post.