Another short post just to remember the procedure for the next time I’ll be setting up a new mac. For those of my readers who do not know what Midnight Commander (aka mc) is, GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, created under a heavy influence of Norton Commander file manager from dark DOS ages 🙂 For more information, you can visit their web site. Now, get to the installation topic itself.
To install mc on a Mac OS X machine, you need macports installed and then first thing you’ll need to do is to install some prerequisite libraries:
$ sudo port install libiconv slang2
Next thing, download the sources from their web site and unpack them. When the sources are ready, you can configure the build:
$ ./configure \
Then, normal GNU-style build and install procedure:
$ sudo make install
And the last thing would be to add
/opt/mc/bin to your PATH environment variable.