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Install the fish shell
Authored by: Phoenix1701 on Aug 22, '08 12:15:32AM

For all those having trouble with various dependencies, I feel your pain. My first attempt to install fish went flawlessly, at which point I banged out the above hint to let everyone else in on the fun... and then I tried to install it on another machine and it blew up in all sorts of pretty explosions when I got to doxygen (which I already have installed anyway, but MacPorts doesn't know that). I even emailed the maintainer of doxygen because it was failing on TeX, which I don't want or need to generate HTML documentation, and got a reply to the extent of "oh, yeah, I suppose we should get around to that eventually..." now it sounds like I ought to email the maintainer of fish to remove the doxygen dependency altogether. Ugh. Best I can say is maybe this will encourage the fish dev(s) to build a Mac OS X binary...



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Install the fish shell
Authored by: mizraith on Aug 22, '08 06:27:26PM

Wow.. i was all excited to try a new shell, but ran into all the same explosive failures. Seeing the above comments about 400MB of downloads for something that I'll probably *forget* about, looks like a vast waste of disk space not worth the effort of installing.

Sure hope the MacPorts guys (I've run into this on many other ports) get on the maintainers of the various ports regarding dependencies. Nothing sucks worse that trying to track down a mis-typed URL that is 3 levels deep on the dependency front.

I still want to try fish, so please post again when the install process (and size) becomes more sane.



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