I don't particularly like fink...

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

  1. jbusc macrumors member

    May 21, 2006
    ...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 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    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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