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February 17, 2006

Intel iMac Unix Software

Y'all know that I am a Unix geek at heart. The first few things I install on a new computer would have to be fink (or darwinports) and CPAN (to install Perl modules).

Guess what.

Fink is not yet available for the Intel iMac.

OK, lets try darwinports - nope. Darwinports will work but requires access to the rsync server - what chance is there of convincing your employer to open port 873....

How about we grab the nightly cvs bundle and fiddle a bit :-) That sort of works but is somewhat painful. Now I need to get wget built because perl -MCPAN -e shell can't configure itself using ftp...

If Unix software matters to you, wait for fink to be available or for darwinports to develop a more sensible way of handling updates.

Posted by Ozguru at February 17, 2006 06:00 AM