Obtaining portsmanager meta package for alternate OS

Michael C. Shultz ringworm01 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 15 14:40:55 GMT 2005

On Friday 15 July 2005 07:08, you wrote:
> >> Try running configure then make just like any other linux program and
> >> see if it compiles, if it doesn't let me know what the error is.  I
> >> understand Mac OS X is based on FreeBSD, does it have FreeBSD's port
> >> infrastructure?
> >
> > My Mac (OSX 10.2) doesn't have anything remotely resembling a port
> > infrastructure installed as part of the OS. All the OSS that I've
> > installed was done through what I will call binary 'bundles' mostly from
> > .dmg files. They each provided their own installer (usually using the
> > applescript langauge).
> The nearest OS X analogy to the ports system is fink:
> http://fink.sourceforge.net/
> js

Just read Fink's description, thanks for the link.  My opinion is FreeBSD's
ports system is lightyears ahead of "Fink" and Fink is headed in absolutly
the wrong direction, reminds me of the other "BSD"s.  What makes FreeBSD
shine is the same ports tree works across many versions of FreeBSD, trying to 
control the ports tree by versioning is madness, int my humble opinion 


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