[PD] [OT] Darwinports vs Fink vs GentooOSX vs ???

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Thu Sep 29 10:36:46 CEST 2005

On Sep 21, 2005, at 5:38 PM, james tittle wrote:

> On Sep 21, 2005, at 10:43 AM, derek holzer wrote:
>> Which system of *Nix ports for OSX have people been most successful  
>> with? I mean for getting all the dependencies down to install more  
>> audio/multimedia stuff on top of.
>> Darwinports looks OK for basic libs, Fink seems really messy but  
>> maybe more complete, and OSXGentoo is more of a proof-of-concept than  
>> something usable as far as I can see. Suggestions in this department.
> ...fink is what I've used for the last 4 years...I've had no  
> "show-stopper" problems, just make sure you're grabbing from  
> cvs/rsync...it also installs both dylibs and statics, and dylibs will  
> be linked against before statics (unless you make things explicit),  
> but this is only meaningful if you are looking into portability  
> between machines...

Yeah, fink works well for me too.  I am a big Debian fan, so its nice  
to have the same system on OSX too.



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