Mac Open Source?

phil phillip-l+pbsqP8NtUm29vl6s1fFg at
Wed Nov 2 12:40:27 UTC 2005

On Nov 1, 2005, at 1:10 PM, Stewart C. Russell wrote:

> phil wrote:
>> ... as a last resort since it doesn't integrate well with the 
>> distributed software.
> Hmm, my experience of fink has been nothing short of excellent. This 
> iBook feels like home now ...

I think fink works best for those who don't really want to be running 
OS X at all.  Most of the problems I see -- mine and others -- have to 
do with fink packages failing when they are asked to use 
Apple-distributed headers and libraries (X11 in particular).  The 
result is having multiple copies of stuff: the Mac-flavoured one and 
the fink one.

My take is that I'd like to only use fink stuff to augment what's 
already provided, but fink is a bit too 'totalitarian' to accept that 

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