Fedora does MacPorts

Phil Dobbin phildobbin at gmail.com
Sat Dec 8 01:25:50 PST 2012

On 12/08/2012 06:56 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Dec 7, 2012, at 21:50, Phil Dobbin wrote:
>> On 12/08/2012 03:32 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>>> On Dec 7, 2012, at 20:59, Phil Dobbin wrote:
>>>> I thought maybe somebody might find this interesting:
>>>> <http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora_Contributor_Documentation/1/html/Software_Collections_Guide/index.html>
>>> Which part should we be looking at? In what way does "Fedora do MacPorts"? I didn't see "MacPorts" mentioned on that page.
>> No, it was more to do with the concept behind Software Collections.
>> Disregarding the fact it installs into /opt, it looks a similar
>> principle; a set of supplementary ports installed elsewhere in the
>> system (in /opt) that do not clash with system stuff.
>> It was all rather light hearted on my part. My apologies if that was not
>> made obvious in my post.
> Ah I see. Well I'm not surprised by this, since that's the purpose of the /opt directory in a UNIX system: to hold OPTional software. That's why MacPorts uses a prefix under /opt.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesystem_Hierarchy_Standard#Directory_structure

Yeah, I covered all that in my RHCSA exam ;-)



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Lubuntu 12.10, OS X Snow Leopard & Ubuntu Precise & Quantal

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