Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 9th Apr 2003 03:30 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today, we host a mini-interview with Fink's project leader, Max Horn. The Fink project wants to bring the full world of Unix Open Source software to Darwin and Mac OS X. They modify Unix software so that it compiles and runs on Mac OS X and make it available for download as a coherent distribution. Fink uses Debian tools like dpkg and apt-get to provide powerful binary package management and you can choose whether you want to download precompiled binary packages or build everything from source.
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The Fink's a king!
by nnooiissee on Wed 9th Apr 2003 06:01 UTC

I was going to post a list of what I have off of Fink, but a quick 'fink list -i' yielded a list too long (I have 176 packages installed).

My only complaint is that fink doesn't puts (is) a nonstandard interface to apt.

There are a few packages I would like to be able to get (links, Frozen Bubble, MAME, ScummVM, Snes9x, OpenOffice, Mac OS 10.3), but wow the things that work so easily.

One warning for fink. Once you try it you may find it hard to ever justify compiling software manualy for install (and maybe even doing a D&D install).