[lug] Mac package managers?

Drew Kelling akelling at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 13:56:26 MDT 2015

Been a few years since I have used a mac as my daily driver. I really liked
Macports. You will run into some issues after upgrading to the lasted and
greatest OSX version was my experience. I used fink and it was alright but
I liked the more BSD ports way of doing things. I have heard good things
about HomeBrew but never tried it.

On Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 12:35 Jeffrey S. Haemer <jeffrey.haemer at gmail.com>

> Folks,
> My world has long been Linux, with some ChromeOS thrown in lately for
> leavening.
> For a variety of reasons, I need to supplement this, by buying a Mac. I'd
> like advice on Mac package managers, of which there seems to be a plethora.
> This may be a "vi or emacs?", holy-war question, so I'm a little nervous
> about asking. :-)
> My general impression, after googling, is that if Macports is Coors, then
> Homebrew is Fat Tire, Fink is PBR, and everything else is niche,
> package-management microbrews.
> My inclination, today, would be to go with Homebrew because it's supposed
> to be "git-based," but I'm not even sure what that means, yet.
> --
> Jeffrey Haemer <jeffrey.haemer at gmail.com>
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