MacPorts is installed with a disk image containing a Universal binary for Mac OS X 10.4.x and
requires valid TCL, curl and OpenSSL installations to function - all present by default on Mac OS X.
Also required is the installation of Apple's Xcode programing suite, available as a separate
installation from your OS X CDs or DVD, or preferably the latest version from Apple's Developer
If you are not running Mac OS X 10.4 or Apple's Xcode programming suite, refer to the Mac OS-X instructions in the menu at left.
To proceed with downloading and installing MacPorts itself, refer to the MacPorts instructions in the menu at left.
For those of you who prefer a GUI over the command line, Porticus is a Cocoa GUI for the MacPorts package manager. Please refer to the Porticus instructions in the menu at left.