[R-SIG-Mac] package management system: Fink vs MacPorts?
seth at userprimary.net
Mon Oct 12 18:18:26 CEST 2009
Unless you are doing development with R I would second Simon's
suggestion to use the pre-packaged R binary.
On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 6:10 AM, Christian Kleiber
<Christian.Kleiber at unibas.ch> wrote:
> I am familiar with building R packages but I have never built R
> from source (this might change, however). Question: any strong
> opinions re Fink vs MacPorts? Or other solutions? (I have been using
> Fink on my laptop for some time without problems but then I never built R
> from source.)
I have had better experiences with MacPorts vs Fink, although both
have a tendency to pull in large sets of dependencies for libraries
and tools that are already on your Mac.
Recently, I've been using Homebrew  as an alternative. Yes, it is
yet another package manager. One of its aims is to avoid duplicating
libs that are already on a modern Mac.
Seth Falcon | @sfalcon | http://userprimary.net/user
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