I don't particularly like fink...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jbusc, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. jbusc macrumors member

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    ...are there any _good_ alternatives?

    I've used fink for a while now, I don't really like it. I never really liked the debian packaging interface and whatnot anyways (much preferred gentoo).

    My main bug is that I don't like the command line interface (a la debian) and FinkCommander just seems really buggy - the table data getting inconsistent after a while and having to restart, hard to find specific packages, etc.
     
  2. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Darwinports is the main alternative, as far as I know. It uses the BSD ports system.

    Personally between the two I prefer Fink. Darwinports seems to occasionally get itself confused, and then you've got to go in and manually clean things up - and doing so in Darwinports is a bit harder to do than in Fink. But everyone is different, so perhaps you'd prefer it.
     

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