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

shreeswifty bigswift at ufl.edu
Thu Sep 29 15:59:15 CEST 2005

i abandoned darwin for sake of ease and use fink/X11 rather well 
for PiDiP, pdp etc. As for other unix apps i have found Fink very 
handy in building fossa, snd, atsh, freewrl,OSG etc...

still would love to get my 2|6 card working properly in pd OSX 
though :-)

my $0.02

On Thu Sep 29 04:36:46 EDT 2005, Hans-Christoph Steiner 
<hans at eds.org> wrote:

> 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.
> .hc
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