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Why isn't there a binary package system, like apt, for OSX?




There is also [the possibly out of date?] Rudix (http://rudix.org/), which is basically standard OSX packages (.pkg) of typical unix tools. Their summary:

> Rudix features a world class collection of pre-compiled and ready to use Unix compatible software which are not available from a fresh installation of Mac OS X but are popular among other Unix environments. Here you can find utilities, programming languages, libraries and tools delivered as standard Mac OS X packages.

I haven't used this, though it may appeal to some.


MacPorts isn't binary. I didn't know Fink was, but that's cool, and I'm switching right away.




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