[lug] Mac package managers?
avallens at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 14:03:30 MDT 2015
I use and like Homebrew. For a variety of reasons I've even forced my login
shell to be the Homebrew gnu version of bash, vs. the BSD version bundled
with the OS.
On Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 1:56 PM, Drew Kelling <akelling at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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>
>> My world has long been Linux, with some ChromeOS thrown in lately for
>> 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>
>> 720-837-8908 [cell], http://seejeffrun.blogspot.com [blog],
>> http://www.youtube.com/user/goyishekop [vlog]
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