Mac OS X from a FreeBSD perspective

Tim Chown tjc at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Tue May 13 23:18:19 BST 2003


Install the developer tools from Applications/Installers/Developer Tools,
then you can use the fink package manager for a huge range of apps.
(fink.sourceforge.net)

Tim

On Tue, May 13, 2003 at 08:27:56PM +0100, Andrew wrote:
> 
> On Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at 20:18 Europe/London, Pete French wrote:
> 
> >>regarding the relationship between the BSD and Mac file systems (I've
> >>installed UFS, but everything is in one big partition), and also the
> >
> >Tempting as it is that is a descision which is going to cause you a lot
> >of problems downstream I'm afraid. A lot of Mac apps assume that they 
> >have
> >HFS underneat them and can store metadata.
> >
> 
> Ah ha, I think I may be heading for a reinstall......bugger.
> 
> Thanks for the tips, I guess I should get reading. None of this stuff 
> seems to be explained locally, in Mac Help or anywhere else. I guess 
> that's why that book is called 'OS X - The Missing Manual'!  :-/
> 
> You're right though, it's a great desktop interface, I'm loving it.
> 
> All the best,
> 
> Andrew
> 
> 
> 
> 
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