[Pythonmac-SIG] Fink vs. MacPython

Gábor Farkas gabor at nekomancer.net
Mon Feb 13 11:00:39 CET 2006

Markus wrote:
> Hi!
> Somewhere deep in the latest discussion I read a remark by Bob that  
> he would not recommend the use of Finks python (there also was  
> another that he didn't like Debian so that may explain it :)
> I came from Debian to OS X and nearly the first thing I did was to  
> install Fink and thusly python. The three extensions I needed so far  
> did install with 'python setup.py install' and everything works fine  
> for me.
> So why is Fink 'bad'? Am I missing some features I would have had  
> with MacPython?

as others already stated, if you want to interact with the "apple" part 
of the operating system (gui & things like that), then that simply 
cannot be done with fink-python.

on the other hand, if you need to work with the "non-gui" part (for 
example use postgresql-with-python, sqlite-with-python, 
anything-with-python), then that's much easier with fink or darwinports.


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