dad's iMac, macports inkscape, no app?

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dad's iMac, macports inkscape, no app?

Postby hyp » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:59 am

Created file on windows 10. Dad uses only iMac (high sierra). Followed instructions to install macports. Ran commandline install tool. No Inkscape app to launch.

How do I get inkscape on dad's imac?

this macports question unaddressed

this answered macports question refers to a partially functioning app, but not helpful

Please say the advise forward from post 4 is not essential because dad won't do that: terminal and digging into .app finder tree

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Re: dad's iMac, macports inkscape, no app?

Postby Polygon » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:14 pm

From what you can read here you need to install Apple´s developer Tools Xcode: ... cports/dl/
a 5.3GB chunk of tools.
Why not take the former version of Inkscape as a simple drag&drop install dmg?
Which still needs the X11 environment which needs to be installed first.
Just a suggestion.


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Re: dad's iMac, macports inkscape, no app?

Postby Moini » Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:19 am

Someone else suggested using an inofficial version from github (on the mailing list): ... sg36353164
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