macports on linux

Niels Dettenbach nd at
Tue Apr 2 01:38:07 PDT 2013

Am Dienstag, 2. April 2013, 09:29:28 schrieb Phil Dobbin:
> If not, the old fashioned way of installing via a tarball is pretty much
> the way to go. Linux is pretty much set up out the box to do this (after
> installing 'Development Tools' or build-essential & so on) so it's
> usually no sweat.

This is what pkgsrc uses as a interoperable solution (afaik there are some 
pkgsrc peoples here within macports) BUT including a clean software management 
allowing clean installs, deinstall, rolling updates, feature management etc. 
(as macport does on Mac only).

If the "stable" stuff in pkgsrc is "to old" you may take an additional look at 
pkgsrc-wip where you find work in progress ports.

If you want software not existing in pkgsrc you may add it byself as under 
maports too.

A simple example on using / installing pkgsrc i.e. on CentOS:
or Debian:



 Niels Dettenbach
 Syndicat IT & Internet

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