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Re: [SLUG] Defining "Mainsteam"
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Defining "Mainsteam"
- From: Morgan Storey <me@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2009 13:44:04 +1000
Uhh Darwin ports... it basically gives you apt-get for mac. I am not a fan
of macs but I am pretty sure it has been around for a while:
Obviously it doesn't do OS stuff, and non-oss stuff, but it is there, I
guess it can't really compare to apt-get but I am speaking from the point of
view of a Linux/Windows user who has only ever supported Mac's as I am the
one that knows bash...
On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 11:53 AM, Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> <quote who="Lindsay Holmwood">
> > That said, their update tool is totally broken. Case in point: you do a
> > clean install of OS X, the software updater runs silently in the
> > background and starts downloading the latest updates, you run the
> > update frontend manually, and it discards any partially completed silent
> > downloads so far (this could be up to 1gb of updates).
> > For all its faults, Linux distros still kick the crap out any other OS
> > when it comes to distributing and applying updates.
> Funny story: I was talking to an Apple dude at OSCON a few years ago about
> how *nix-y Mac OS X was compared to Linux, doing evil surgery underneath OS
> X, stuff like that. At one point we got onto packaging, and he started
> asking some incredibly detailed questions about how dpkg/apt worked, how
> they manage consistency and modes of failure, etc.
> It turns out that while a big chunk of the Linux world was trying to figure
> out how to bring "appfolders" to Linux, Apple has been trying to figure out
> how to bring sane packaging to OS X.
> The grass is always greener. :-)
> (How much greener? Each one of those OS X updates you download is a cpio
> archive which is unpacked straight onto the disk.)
> Mac OS X... the honey-coated monkey dung of operating systems.
> - Jeff
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