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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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