Is MacPorts based on another package manager?

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Fri Aug 17 20:40:02 PDT 2012

On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 11:19 PM, Jerry <lanceboyle at> wrote:

> Is MacPorts based on a Linux or other package manager? From time to time I
> think this would be useful to know when interacting with non-Mac developers.

It is conceptually based on FreeBSD's ports system, although it does not
share code with it.

brandon s allbery                                      allbery.b at
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