Why is Mac osx so slow installing through the terminal?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by waloshin, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    Why is Mac osx so slow installing through the terminal?

    I am installing software through mac ports through the terminal on my macbook air with a very fast internet connection, and obviously fast mac and it's taking forever to install software.

    Linux seems to be way faster then Mac osx when installing through the terminal. Why is that?
     
  2. larkost macrumors 6502a

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    Using MacPorts you are not just installing, but rather downloading the source, compiling it, and then installing that. The last part tends to spend more time printing to the screen than actually doing the work, but the middle part (compiling) is quite a process.

    If you are used to rpm's on whatever linux distro you are used to, then you should compare that to .pkg installs on the Mac. MacPorts would be more like the make/install route on other platforms, and there you tend to see similar (at least ballpark) times on most platforms.
     

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