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.