The crazy thing I did to fix Yosemite performance

Jeff Singleton gvibe06 at
Mon Nov 3 13:40:55 PST 2014

Wow Michael.. we should talk.

VAX/VMS and Fortran is what I worked with in the Navy for 8 years. Ah 
yes, back in the day when hard drives were the size of truck tires.


On 11/3/14 2:22 PM, Michael Crawford wrote:
>> I'm a frothing Unix geek (for about 40 years)
> Heh.
> I'm a frothing VAX/VMS Geek myself.  I actually scored a FORTRAN
> contract in 2006.
> There _are_ some advantages to OS X over UNIX.  One thing that has
> always gotten me down about UNIX is that when one "installs" a new
> program, it's likely to spew files all over G-d Almighty's Own
> Creation.  OS X GUI applications, and many other programs are all in
> these newfangled "packages" - small directory heirarchies.
> However, very few UNIX distros will permit the adoption of GnuStep - a
> Free Software Cocoa Clone - for the specific reason that these
> packages violate the Linux Standards Base.
> I myself regard these packages as solving the Linux filesystem layout
> problem, not screwing it up.
> Apple has lots of mailing lists that you'd find useful, all at
>  Stuff like darwin-kernel, darwin-drivers.
> Everyone there is friendly to the UNIX folk.
> Michael David Crawford
> mdcrawford at
>     Available for Software Development in the Portland, Oregon Metropolitan
> Area.
> On Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 12:12 PM, Dave Horsfall <dave at> wrote:
>> On Mon, 3 Nov 2014, Michael Crawford wrote:
>>> There's lots of good stuff for developers.
>> [...]
>> Thanks; that's pretty much what I'm after.
>> I'm a frothing Unix geek (for about 40 years) who was attracted to the Mac
>> precisely because it ran FreeBSD (sort of), but I never ceased to be
>> amazed at how they've basically broken things that worked just fine, such
>> as /etc/fstab, /etc/inetd.conf, /etc/crontab, etc.  They all seem to be
>> merged into one monolithic program that I find difficult to trust, yet
>> alone understand.
>> I'm very much a command-line freak, not a Gooey-freak.
>> --
>> Dave Horsfall (VK2KFU)  "Bliss is a MacBook with a FreeBSD server."
>> (and check the home page whilst you're there)
>> _______________________________________________
>> macports-users mailing list
>> macports-users at
> _______________________________________________
> macports-users mailing list
> macports-users at

More information about the macports-users mailing list