Subject: Re: pkgsrc vs. Fink vs. DarwinPorts?
To: None <>
From: Antoine Reilles <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/11/2005 13:35:35
On Oct 11, 2005, at 12:53 PM, Charlie Allom wrote:
> No one will use pkgsrc on OS X until the problems with case  
> sensitivity
> are fixed. If pkgsrc does this then you'll find a much speedier
> adoption rate.
I do !
Case sensitivity is not really the most important problem under macosx.
It's only a problem if you only have one big partition of 50Go on  
your disk, which is a bit idiot (though it is the case in the default  
osx installation). But i recognize pkgsrc is more difficult to  
install for a typical osx user, with no unix background (but this one  
do not want pkgsrc, see point 2).
> Darwinports is moving ahead, though early days yet, and has
> some wonderful features for OS X.
Yes, support for build of aqua applications and xcodebuild is really  
a nice feature of darwinports. But do we really want that sort of  
unportable things in pkgsrc ? The same with StartupItems.
Maybe that kind of support could have it's place in wip or in a  
dedicated project.