Porting... the ports

Rainer Müller raimue at macports.org
Wed Mar 23 02:53:58 PDT 2011

On 03/23/2011 10:01 AM, Daniel Heberl wrote:
> I noticed that Rocco Lucia updated in December the tar balls of
> "Darwin Ports" for Snow Leopard
> (<http://alice.iscanet.com/~rlucia/devel/darwin_ports/files/darwin_ports-0.5.1.tar.gz>).
> I see that, besides recompiling libfetch and libmd, only a few patches
> are applied to the original FreeBSD makefiles in order to compile the
> pkgtools back on Mac OS X.
> Now that PC-BSD has expanded its PBI binary format and pkgsrc
> also is providing new tools for installing binary packages from remote
> repositories, I think that MacPorts should start leveraging the massive
> resources the BSD community has developed already.

NetBSD pkgsrc, Gentoo portage, Homebrew, fink, rudix, ...

All of them work on Mac OS X. It's not new that other package management
tools are being ported.


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