How to imitate debian system behavior on mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Praveen2710, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Praveen2710 macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2013
    I have to run a photon framework but install instructions are for debian like system is there any way to imitate linux behavior in mac ?

    I need to use sudo apt-get command which is not in mac
  2. theluggage macrumors 68040

    Jul 29, 2011
    There are at least 3 Linux/Unix-style package managers for Mac:


    ...chose one (personally, I use MacPorts), and you can use them to install most of the common Open Source packages.

    However, looking for "Photon framework" it seems to be a PHP library, and OS X already includes PHP (google 'enable PHP on your version of OS X') - but you need to install subversion (a source code manager) to download it. Subversion is included in the XCode command-line tools, which you'll need to install anyway to use one of the package managers.

    The other possibility is to use VirtualBox (or Parallels/VMWare if you have it - but VirtualBox is free and good enough for this) to install Debian Linux as a virtual machine.
  3. Justin L Franks macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2013
    Not needed.

    All you need to do is use Subversion to download the framework.

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