vnc on MacOS

Everyone raves about Chicken of the VNC on OSX but the version I have doesn’t have ssh forwarding… something I really need. So here is how I got a good vnc.


sudo port search vnc

That listed some vnc clients.

I first tried just standard vnc.  But somewhere in the middle my files got corrupted on download because I’m on a hotel network, so I had to resync:

sudo port sync

Now I tried again:

sudo port install vnc

That failed too since I removed the corrupt file that was xorg-libXmu.  So I had to clean it up:

sudo port clean –all xorg-libXmu


sudo port install tightvnc

Now I have a real man’s VNC since I can get to it on the command line with the -via option!!