A general philosophical question about MacPorts
dave at horsfall.org
Wed Feb 20 20:13:04 UTC 2019
On Wed, 20 Feb 2019, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
> I would have left macOS if I didn't have a package manager available,
> the computer would be next-to-useless.
I'm probably not the only one here who remembers the days when you got
your software from comp.sources and figured out how to make it go :-)
> Even if the software is not packaged (yet), it is orders of magnitude
> easier to build it for Mac than without the package manager.
I find FreeBSD to be comparable; trouble is, there are now several such
managers (all incompatible, of course)... And I'm still trying to come to
grips with Linux (Debian) and apt-get/aptitude/etc.
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