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Entry 1: +1 For macports Package Manager

Topic: mac osx   

Created on Wed, 22 Feb 2012.
Last Modified on Sat, 21 Apr 2012.

I liked Ubuntu because of the apt package manager, but trying some out on the mac and they have been not so bad.

The main players in the race for best pacakge manager on the mac right now are brew, macports and fink. I chose brew first because it was supposed to be simplist. Very easy to install with only one line from the command line

ruby -e "$(curl -fsS http://gist.github.com/raw/323731/install_homebrew.rb)"

And, until now It had the packages I needed. Start simple right?

But just now, I tried to install graphviz via brew and couldn't find it in the repo's. So, I thought I'd give macports a try. I just had to downloand and install the .dmg from the macports homepage, which was dead simple on osx 10.6. Then,  using the command

sudo port install graphviz

to install graphviz. +1 for macports


Then again, brew onlyclaims to be the simpler alternative so I have no hard feelings. I haven't tried fink yet.



PLEASE let me know if I'm doing something wrong, or if you have any suggestions or requests~

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