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A simple MacPorts and Fink update script
Authored by: Ranger Rick on Dec 31, '06 02:12:13PM

It's really best to move one out of the way when updating the other as well. Both systems have expectations in many cases that they will be using their own versions of software. Fink (or MacPorts) versions of shared things might be patched with bugfixes, changes related to interoperability with other packages, and other similar things.

Having fink in the PATH while building MacPorts software and vice-versa often means not being able to unentangle them from each other when issues arise.

I would not recommend using this script without adding code to move /sw out of the way when updating macports and moving /opt/dports out of the way when updating fink.



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A simple MacPorts and Fink update script
Authored by: Ranger Rick on Jan 02, '07 08:36:47AM

excuse me, /opt/local -- not /opt/dports ;)



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