Run Linux applications on OS X.

Discussion in 'Macintosh' started by binoyxj, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. binoyxj

    binoyxj PrOuD InDiAn

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  2. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Nice find,

    Heeter
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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  4. X-Istence

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    I prefer MacPorts as well. Never liked the whole apt-get system that Debian has ...
     
  5. Xie

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    Yeah MacPorts is much better then Fink. :) They also have many GUI front-ends listed on the site if your into that sort of thing.
     
  6. SPeedY_B

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    Never used a GUI with MacPorts, prefer to know exactly what's going on from a nice verbose command line. :)
     
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    Ditto, was just putting it out there though since Fink had a GUI frontend in the pic above. ;)
     
  8. Geffy

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    Yeah MacPorts is pretty good though I tend to just fetch and compile the source myself now so I don't have multiple duplicated copies of things like perl.

    Also while you can run Linux GUI apps on OS X they look like turd so I never bother.
     
  9. SPeedY_B

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    GUI based apps look like wibbling piles of excrement, however there are quite a few handy CLI tools/apps out there. A selection of my "port installed" looks like so:

    aria2
    id3v2
    irssi
    mp3splt
    unrar
    wget

    ....plus a ridiculous amount of things which are installed as dependencies. Admittedly, not a huge list, but tools I use quite frequently, and it's always handy being able to "port install xxx" when I need something. :)
     
  10. X-Istence

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    Eh, the duplicated copies of apps is just a small price to pay for the convenience, especially since I can blow away my /opt tree and start from scratch.