x86_64 10.5/i386 fink 10.6 and the options for MacPorts

Rainer Müller raimue at macports.org
Mon Sep 14 07:55:22 PDT 2009

On 2009-09-14 15:01 , Jack Howarth wrote:
> Coming from working with fink for all these years, the first thing
> that struck me was how painful it is in MacPorts to visually
> scan through the various Portfiles. In fink, if you are looking
> for coding examples of packaging, you could go to one of the
> categories and quickly look through the various .info files for
> examples of the packaging you might want to implement. In MacPorts,
> because of the directory structure that nests the Portfile this
> is much more painful to do. Is there a way on the web site to
> quickly get to each Portfile without searching through tickets
> or such?

Note that you can easily view Portfiles by name with `port edit` or
`port cat`. Also `port file` and `port dir` can be used to find Portfile
paths. I don't think that nesting is particularly bad.


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