Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 15th Apr 2003 17:14 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews A few days ago we featured an interview with one of Fink's project leaders regarding their package management solution which breeds more Unix software to MacOSX. Today, we host an interview with Jordan Hubbard regarding the DarwinPorts, speaking for the DarwinPorts Team which a similar effort to bring more Unix software on Mac OS X. Jordan is currently working at Apple and OpenDarwin (while many will know Jordan as the FreeBSD co-founder).
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DarwinPorts and Fink
by Chris on Tue 15th Apr 2003 21:10 UTC

I am a developer for DarwinPorts (Go consolle Othello!) and I use fink as well. Fink is based on the concepts in Debian's apt system. It, in fact, uses apt to manage its collection of ports.

DarwinPorts is based upon the FreeBSD ports system but instead of installing apps in their typical Unix places like FreeBSD ports, Darwin uses its /opt (I think Solaris does this as well).

Fink and DarwinPorts can coexist just fine but they just ignore each other. Say, for instance, you need gtk as a dependency for a fink package and have it it installed via DarwinPorts, fink will not detect it and will install its own gtk. The reverse works is true as well.