To install gedit, run the following command in macOS terminal (Applications->Utilities->Terminal)
sudo port install gedit
To see what files were installed by gedit, run:
port contents gedit
To later upgrade gedit, run:
sudo port selfupdate && sudo port upgrade gedit
Reporting an issue on MacPorts Trac
The MacPorts Project uses a system called Trac to file tickets to report bugs and enhancement requests.
Though anyone may search Trac for tickets, you must have a GitHub account in order to login to Trac to create tickets.