Desolate Condition

Ken Cunningham ken.cunningham.webuse at
Mon Jan 25 16:41:25 UTC 2021

homebrew is in shambles.

their long-touted "no-sudo" and "no PATH" advantage from installing into /usr/local has been eliminated by Apple as the horrible security threat it always was. They have to retool into /opt/homebrew and make 10,000 builds respect the build args now.

They stripped out all their universal handling code a few years ago, can't put it back, and so can't do the critical universal builds any more. They tell everyone universal is wasteful, lipo things manually, and run the x86_64 homebrew on Apple Silicon.

So MacPorts, which works great from 10.4 PPC to 11.x arm64, is the place to be.

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