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View Poll Results: Do you prefer to use Fink or MacPorts

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  • Fink

    6 31.58%
  • MacPorts

    13 68.42%
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  1. #1

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    Default Fink vs MacPorts

    Time to start up the old religious wars between Fink vs MacPorts.
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    sudo ports install MacTalk

    MacTalk is already installed!

    Wally

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    Never had any problems with Fink (that I didn't cause myself...)

    Last time I tried MacPorts, it caused me no end of troubles!

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    I'm currently using MacPorts. Part of the problem with MacPorts is that some of the ports are dodgy, either they have a dependency error, outdated or the checksum fails.

    I haven't tried Fink in ages, might give it a spin.
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    Going to have to show my ignorance here and ask what are they (for those of us not so technically inclined)?

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    MacPorts and Fink are an easy way to compile programs for Mac OS X also helps compile any missing libraries you need for any particular application that you are building, tis more a developers tool more than anything.

    Any hoo, anarchron you done a sudo port update lately?

    Wally

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    I have spent a lot more time getting MacPorts to work than I have getting stuff in stalled via Fink.

    I have been using Fink for years so it might just be I am used to the way Fink works. I spent a lot of time trying to get Git and the GIMP installed via MacPorts, where it was just a matter of hit install via sources to get it working in Fink. YMMV
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally View Post
    MacPorts and Fink are an easy way to compile programs for Mac OS X also helps compile any missing libraries you need for any particular application that you are building, tis more a developers tool more than anything.

    Any hoo, anarchron you done a sudo port update lately?

    Wally
    Yep I have. I think it's to do with some old ports and obscure library ports that don't get updated.
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    Fink user hear - But Mac ports is something I've keept an eye on in the past.
    I just wish apple would bring out there own version of fink / Mp as I konw they would do an amazing job at this sort of thing.
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    I object to this poll. There is not a "Both" option!

    I do use them both. If one fails or gives me grief, I use the other.

    Dave

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    Sorry Macdave, I didn't think that anyone actually used both :P
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    I'm building a few OS X Servers and have spent a couple of days evaluating both. Despite my Debian background and the familiarity of apt, I settled on Macports as it required less effort to get the packages I needed up and running, and kept updated. Support also seems more active, at least going by the roadmap.

    Apologies for the thread necromancy

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