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A simple MacPorts and Fink update script
Authored by: jctull on Dec 29, '06 09:13:55AM

Maybe this is covered elsewhere, but have you been able to get both fink and macports to coexist without both installing common library and package dependencies? My impression (from attempts at using both in the past and reading information online) is that you will have multiple installations of dependencies so that you may have ImageMagick installed by both fink and macports in order to get separate image packages built under each system. This always bothered me, so I tend to stick to one system or the other. Lately I have moved to macports.



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A simple MacPorts and Fink update script
Authored by: LukeR on Dec 29, '06 02:42:21PM

Unfortunately not. When I want to install a package, I always check the MacPorts and Fink websites to see which has a newer version and then use that manager to install it. But that means that I have multiple libraries and so on (duplicated in /sw and in /opt directories) - I have no clue how to avoid that redundancy. Maybe something to do with PKGCONFIG. I hope it may be solved somehow.



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A simple MacPorts and Fink update script
Authored by: jctull on Dec 29, '06 07:54:54PM

That is what I thought. I guess I decided macports was going to work better for me, but it keeps breaking on TeTex install, a dependency for Octave. What I have started doing is installing a mix of precompiled binaries (e.g., TeTex from i-installer), but this is no better than Fink and macports mixed.

I guess it is a good thing to have these alternatives, even if there is no panacea.



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