raimue at macports.org
Fri Jul 24 10:47:51 PDT 2009
On 2009-07-24 19:13 , Scott Haneda wrote:
> Are MacPorts port files compatable with Darwin Ports? Is Darwin Ports
> still even alive?
DarwinPorts is the old name of MacPorts. It is the same project. What
you see at that website is a scam which only wants to make money.
See <http://trac.macports.org/wiki/DarwinPorts> for details.
> Where does Fink fit into all this? If Fink is still active, would it
> not make sense to team up and consolidate the two projects? Perhaps
> there are fundamental differences in Fink and MacPorts.
Fink uses Debian-based tools like dpkg and apt-get. The project is alive
to my knowledge.
It is a different approach, so consolidating would rather be an
either/or decision. Multiple options are good as people can decide what
they want to use.
> What are the package managers for the other BSD's? If I was to desire
> to start using something like FreeBSD or openBSD, would I be able to
> have easy access to all the great software MacPorts offers?
NetBSD uses pkgsrc,
FreeBSD/OpenBSD use a port system based on Makefiles.
In general their collections are bigger and better maintained than the
MacPorts ports tree.
> Getting a little off topic, how parallel are the other BSD's to OS X.
> For example, would I find launchd on free/open BSD?
launchd was invented by Apple and is currently only used there (except
Darwin derivates). The Apache License 2.0 does not qualify for base
systems on *BSD, so I don't think it will ever be used as init there.
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