Sorry, this is a 'newbe' question.
kw at codebykevin.com
Fri Sep 21 07:08:17 PDT 2007
Alexander Aakesson wrote:
> Hi, my name is Alec Aakesson, and I just moved from linux/freebsd
> environment to a Mac environment. I would like to download the darwin
> ports and install them on my Mac [OS X 10.4]. I would like to know if I
> have to pay to do that or buy any special software? Is it available to
> any one? I am not doing this for any organization, but for my own
> edification. When I went to download the source for the ports I was
> asked to enter my 'work e-mail address.' I am used to working with
> freebsd ports, but I am not quite sure how Mac does things.
> Please let me know.
MacPorts is free and open-source software released under the BSD
license. There is no cost to download it, and install it, and install
software with it.
Did you download it from http://www.macports.org? It doesn't ask for a
work e-mail address to do this.
The base MacPorts distribution is a command-line application; if you are
comfortable with the terminal then you should be fine. If you prefer a
graphical interface, there are a few different options, some which are
free/open-source and some which are commercial applications (I develop
one of the commercial GUI applications).
Hope this helps,
Code by Kevin
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