When it comes to installing packages and you have to make a decision between MacPorts or Homebrew I first went and visited their home pages (linked previously) and couldn’t make a decision based on what I saw to go either way. I didn’t want to install both, so I googled a bit more. I suggest you do the same since I don’t want people doing something JUST because I said so, go make your own decision :P
Having said that, I based my decision primarily on these points:
- the number of packages available in MacPorts (almost 25K) vs Homebrew’s (3K)
- the ease of Apache/PHP updates
- I’m comfortable with the command line and file/system permissions
Why do I want to install macports?
Because I’m a dunce at compiling, configuring, making stuff myself. And I’ve wanted md5deep for too long.
Now to install all I typed was:
sudo port install md5deep
and it was done.
It really was that simple.