On Apr 27, 2006, at 3:22 PM, Bill Moran wrote:


I haven't tried Fink, but that's because a number of people warned me
to avoid it.  That could have been bad info, though.

darwin-ports didn't work for me at all.  I could get it to do nothing
once installed.  The instructions seemed simple enough, but just
didn't work.

I don't use either as my real servers are all based on FreeBSD but in the Mac OS X lists I hang out in lots of people use both and have no problems. I don't know what your issues were with darwin-ports, so I cannot address them, but for the archive sake, wanted to say that lots of other people successfully use both. It all depends on what sort of server you want to run as well. A small home server doesn't need to build a ton of ports and for that OS X might be easier for most people. The OP likes FreeBSD so that is why he was asking, and that is his prerogative. No arguments there.

I must say I always run into issues with the FreeBSD ports system myself, probably mostly from my own ignorance, but I have problems where ports assume /usr/local for dependencies even when both the dependency and the new port I am trying to install have a PREFIX set for them other than /usr/local, for example.

best
Chad


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