Archive for the OSX Category

Simple ISO Image Creator For OS X

| September 28th, 2010

I needed to convert CDs to ISO for use on my VirtualBox VMs. There are many tutorials and applications out there to do just this, but none I found was as simple as ISOlater. I originally tried using hdiutil (like this guy), but the ISO image would not mount for me after I created the file. ISOlater is a nice simple drag and drop solution and worked for me without any issues. The program is written in applescript with a wrapper application and calls dd and hdiutil. Check it out here:

http://stuporglue.org/isolator/

Updating MacPorts

| September 2nd, 2010

Save me time from reading the man page again… To update all macports programs, do the following:

sudo port -v selfupdate
port list outdated # get a list of what is outdated (just for curiosity sake – not necessary)
sudo port upgrade -v outdated

Why couldn’t they just make this into one simple command like port upgradeall I do not know.