Update : 17/09/2006 : MacPorts !
I needed lftp (an efficient ftp program) on my Mac. I found several “Ports projects” : Fink (deb packages) ; MacPorts.org (ex DarwinPorts.org) and DarwinPorts.com (Source based.) The first (.org) is part of OpenDarwin.org and the second (.com) is more young, more uptodate but more uncertain too.
I choose .org and it went quite well :
- Install XCode tools (the installer was on my HDD anyway)
- download and install DarwinPorts click, click …
- create a
.profilein your home directory
# For DarwinPorts
Now you see where it is installed :
- Type :
sudo port install lftpin a terminal and your done.
- To keep it up-todate put this in crontab
sudo /opt/local/bin/port selfupdate.
sudo /opt/local/bin/port upgrade installed
Note that the basic utilities are already in MacOSX. And if you can purchase a MacOSX Server, you will get MySQSL, Postfix and so on with nice GUI to configure them !