Linked by Andrew Youll on Wed 1st Feb 2006 14:03 UTC, submitted by Anonymous
BSD and Darwin derivatives A repository of pre-compiled binaries has been produced for Darwin/Mac OS X, using RPM as the package system, it has been made available thanks to the work of Ole Guldberg Jensen who has announced a new RPM-Based branch of DarwinPorts.
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need some more info :)
by kamper on Wed 1st Feb 2006 18:07 UTC
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2005-08-20

Did they get /.ed or something? I can't get to anything on www.opendarwin.org. The tcp connection gets closed as soon as it opens.

Anyways, anybody know how this will play with fink? Can they run alongside? Will they duplicate things?

Edited 2006-02-01 18:07

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RE: need some more info :)
by macintroll on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 02:23 UTC in reply to "need some more info :)"
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2005-11-15

Darwinports and Fink can coexist without any problems - I'm using both right now. Fink puts all of its files in the /sw tree, and Darwinports uses /opt. If you have the same program in both, which one executes is determined by the order of the directories in the $PATH. Of course you can explicitly specify the full path to choose for yourself.

In my experience, DarwinPorts works better. I've had several problems with dependencies in the Fink repository, and many libraries I need are missing or outdated in Fink. As soon as I get a chance I plan to remove Fink from my system.

Until now, the drawback to DarwinPorts is that everything was distributed as source and needed to be compiled. This RPM binary branch will eliminate this problem.

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v Me too!
by Lazarus on Wed 1st Feb 2006 18:32 UTC
I need only ...
by fithisux on Wed 1st Feb 2006 20:48 UTC
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2006-01-22

a Pegasos :-)

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RE[2]: need some more info :)
by massa on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 16:18 UTC
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2005-08-22

> Until now, the drawback to DarwinPorts is that everything was distributed as source and needed to be compiled. This RPM binary branch will eliminate this problem.

And it will bring back the problem you see with Fink (dependencies...) :-)

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RE[3]: need some more info :)
by macintroll on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 22:11 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: need some more info :)"
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2005-11-15

You may be right. It all depends on how stable and well tested the binary repository is. In all, I think source distribution is safer; I don't plan to switch.

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Why?
by Blorgo on Fri 3rd Feb 2006 02:37 UTC
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2006-02-03

Why would anybody in their right mind WANT to use RPM based packages?

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