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Fink

Package manager for OSx.

Macports

MacPorts is a package manager for Mac OS X

Stable top access

Quality Example
More packages

"Fink has more packages than macports"

from question "Compile Python 2.5.5 on OS X 10.6"

"On top of that fink gives you access to more packages than macports"

from question "Error while installing dependencies for PyGTK on Mac OS 10.6.3"

Reputedly more stable

"Because fink is reputedly more stable than macports and has many more packages"

from question "How to install numpy and scipy on OS X?"

Others

Quality Example
More

"I second macports it is more up to date than fink and closer to the freebsd ports system where i come from"

from question "Setting up a Mac for programmers"

Less reliable

"Since i have seen many reports of the macports package manager being less reliable than the fink package manager i would suggest installing fink and then simply doing"

from question "Error while installing dependencies for PyGTK on Mac OS 10.6.3"

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