[PD] Purr Data beta 2

Matt Barber brbrofsvl at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 15:13:38 CEST 2016

Thank you. /usr/local always seems iffy to me, but this is after years in
linux making sure to make packages to install any software via package
manager. The thing I liked about macport's /opt, which is actually
something of a standard for non-pacakge-managed software in linux, is that
it's relatively encapsulated away from the rest of the directory structure.
But as long as it does a reasonable job of uninstalling everything in a
package it should be fine.

On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 1:44 AM, Dan Wilcox <danomatika at gmail.com> wrote:

> I use Homebrew all the time. It’s great. Definitely nicer to use than
> macports.
> I prefer Homebrew as it uses as many of the built in programs and libs
> already on OSX. That means it’s *much* faster to install/build packages
> since most things don’t require as many dependencies. You can, of course,
> also install packages to supersede the often older versions that come with
> the OS.
> Also, it uses the more standard /usr/local as opposed to Macport’s /opt,
> so most build systems find things automatically.
> One more point, Homebrew has prebuilt binaries as well so installing *big
> things* is relatively quick too.
> Actually, when Jonathan sent me the purr data wiki, I did a quick check
> and pretty much all of the libs y’all install via macports are available in
> Hombrew.
> --------
> Dan Wilcox
> @danomatika <https://twitter.com/danomatika>
> danomatika.com
> robotcowboy.com
> On Oct 9, 2016, at 11:35 PM, pd-list-request at lists.iem.at wrote:
> *From: *IOhannes m zmölnig <zmoelnig at iem.at>
> *Subject: **Re: [PD] Purr Data beta 2*
> *Date: *October 9, 2016 at 3:20:17 PM MDT
> *To: *pd-list at lists.iem.at
> On 10/09/2016 11:09 PM, Matt Barber wrote:
> Thanks for this, IOhannes. We've been using macports for most of the
> development of purr-data on OSX (with a couple of fink installs for some
> libraries). Do you find brew to be superior, or was this a comfortable
> default?
> i cannot really remember what led to the actual decision.
> maybe brew was just the cool kid when i looked into it...
> however, i'm under the impression that so far i have had far less
> troubles with brew than with fink and or macports.
> keep in mind, that i hardly ever use any of these in real live.
> (so while i probably find brew to be superior, i have virtually zero
> data points to be able to defend this position).
> gfmd
> IOhannes
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