Building and installing MacPorts on Mac OS X 10.6 from source

The MacPorts project is an open-source community initiative to design an easy-to-use system for compiling, installing, and upgrading either command-line, X11 or Aqua based open-source software on the Mac OS X operating system.

1. svn co macports

2. cd macports

3. ./configure

4. make

5. sudo make install

6. sudo /opt/local/bin/port -v selfupdate

To test the setup, lets try to install MySQL via MacPorts...

1. export PATH=/Developer/usr/bin:/Developer/usr/sbin:/opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:$PATH

2. sudo port install mysql5-server