MacBook user wonders if macport was installed incorrectly, of if she is just stupid.


I am (unsuccessfully) trying to help a friend who is setting up a small (non-profit) business. I told her I'd help her organize her data by finding a good database in which we could enter data, and maybe eventually link to the website she has already created. So far, the best option seems to be Mariadb. If I can figure out how it works! I download a package to test today (from but now am unable to open it (or even find it) when using the instructions in the installer.

I'm using a MacBook OSX 10.10.5.

Can anyone help? Thanks, Linda

Answer Answered by Jan Steinman in this comment.

MacPorts is not the best way to go, in my opinion. I struggled with it for a while, and it was always out-of-date.

Homebrew installation works well for me on a variety of Macs back to 10.6.8. The "formula" seems to be kept up-to-date better than the MacPorts. There's even a nice GUI called "Cakebrew."

Perhaps 10.5 is too old, considering 10.12 is the current release? Can she upgrade her MacBook?


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