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An alternative method of installing certain Unix apps
Authored by: krsmes on May 07, '10 08:03:30AM

Uhhh... "but they also add a lot of bulk to your hard drive" -- so here, download this 378MB application for less overkill. ???

I think I'll stick with MacPorts/Porticus with that kind of overhead.



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An alternative method of installing certain Unix apps
Authored by: lowbatteries on May 07, '10 10:38:36AM

Right - MacPorts is 455 KB - a teeny tiny fraction of the size. Oh, and it can compile into pkg files too. I see no advantage to using Rudix.



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An alternative method of installing certain Unix apps
Authored by: brh on May 07, '10 12:26:27PM

Wrong - if you want to, you're free to download the entire collection. But you can just download individual packages without that overhead. To that extent, it's less overhead than MacPorts - you don't need anything installed except the package you're obtaining.

Unfortunately, rudix has very, very few ports available. And the only thing I've used it for hasn't been terribly great - I downloaded their Midnight Commander package (the one on MacPorts is not working for me on Snow Leopard). But, the build on rudix doesn't exit properly - I get back to the shell, but there's still an mc process running, pegging a cpu core. Not sure if the bug is in the version of mc rudix is using, or in how they've built it, but I never used to have that issue…



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An alternative method of installing certain Unix apps
Authored by: swiney on May 08, '10 01:01:30PM

Ummmm... Not sure what you're talking about re: rudix needing you to install something ~ 380mb. If all you want is wget... just download wget.pkg. It's less than 1mb.

Edited on May 08, '10 01:01:55PM by swiney



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