[lug] Mac package managers?
qhartman at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 14:04:07 MDT 2015
oh, the one thing that you should really really avoid if possible is using
more than one at a time. That gets super confusing, and in some cases, they
stomp on one another.
On Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 2:00 PM, Quentin Hartman <qhartman at gmail.com> wrote:
> I also like Macports for packages on Macs. A lot of my coworkers prefer
> brew, but as far as I can tell they are roughly equivalent. They each have
> their own set of slightly different quirks, but they both get the job done.
> I haven't used fink in years, but when I did it was a pain in the ass.
> Don't know if that's true anymore.
> I'd just make sure the one you run with has packages for the stuff you
> want and dive in.
> 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
>>> 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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