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Gentoo Mac OS X Released

Gentoo has announced the release of their Portage package management system for Mac OS X. Now available for download, Gentoo Mac OS X is a package manager that installs and updates Unix/Linux software on Mac OS X. Why do we need another package manager when Fink and DarwinPorts already exist, you ask? First of all, all three solutions are working together under the auspices of the Metapkg Alliance. Moreover, according to the Portage Manual, Portage offers a number of advanced features: multiple versions and revisions of the same package in the tree, conditional dependency resolution, fine-grained package management, sandboxed safe installation, and configuration file protection. There is a related wiki, as well as a number of screen shots: [1] | [2] | [3] | [4] | [5] | [6] | [7] | [8] | [9]

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