Obtaining portsmanager meta package for alternate OS

Jacob A. Siehler siehlerj at wlu.edu
Fri Jul 15 14:06:58 GMT 2005

>> 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:


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