running macports along with homebrew

db iamsudo at
Wed Feb 14 23:28:48 UTC 2018

On 14 Feb 2018, at 20:46, Ken Cunningham <ken.cunningham.webuse at> wrote:
> In a recent poll <>, homebrew was recommended 375 to 25 over MacPorts.
> Most developers who offer their software for download and building manually recommend homebrew for supporting software. Almost nobody recommends MacPorts.

I couldn't care less about polls, but I do care that quite often, when I find an interesting piece of software at github, the developer recommends homebrew. Another point is port submissions that gather dust (see vagrant and ELK mentioned earlier). And although I got accustomed to MacPorts and shun homebrew's alky lingo, I rather have latter as a fallback and not the other way around.

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