Package manager, like ubuntu/linux

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  1. pineapple216 macrumors member

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    Can someone tell me if there's a packagemanager like on linux for OS X?

    That would be a very handy feature to have.

    Imagine, 100erds of applications all in 1 manager, with which you can install them
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Nope. That's not how OS X works (unfortunately).
     
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  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Oh, right. I had forgotten about those. Depending on what you're looking for you could install packages that way, but most commercial and/or more "refined" apps won't be on either of those.
     
  5. Steve-M macrumors regular

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    Certainly there would be no repositories for os x, as there is in linux distributions.
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    fink and macports contain many of the same packages that are available for linux distros, so I think that is the level of polish the OP was looking for. ;)

    What do you call fink and macports then? They may not be quite as extensive as some linux repositories, but they are fairly comprehensive.

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