Homebrew vs MacPorts vs Pkgsrc

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by knightjp, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. knightjp macrumors newbie


    Aug 20, 2015
    Has anyone used all 3 and which one is the best.. From my experience and by all the comments, MacPorts seems to be the most well known and the most safest in terms of security.
    I don't like Homebrew because of this article I read online... https://applehelpwriter.com/2018/03/21/how-homebrew-invites-users-to-get-pwned/
    It seems that Homebrew gets all the new stuff. So I'm sort of rethinking of trying it. But I do not know if I can remove all of the software if I want to later.

    With Pkgsrc, there isn't much out there in terms of usage on MacOS, but it looks like it gets the vote over MacPorts on here:
    If its popular, why aren't there any articles online about it?

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