[thelist] OT: Fink vs DarwinPorts

Wesley Mason wes at pmason.karoo.co.uk
Sat Dec 20 17:02:05 CST 2003

So far I've used Fink, and had nothing but complete success, python, 
perl, mysql and ant builds all installed with absolute minimum user 
intervention (python and perl only required my root pass for sudo).

Haven't tried DarwinPorts, but fink++.

On 20 Dec 2003, at 21:11, Tony Grimes wrote:

> I'm looking for a good ports system to install on my Mac. I've found 
> Fink
> (fink.sourceforge.net) and DarwinPorts (darwinports.opendarwin.org) as
> promising candidates. Have any of you working with these apps? Which 
> one
> would you recommend?
> Tony
> <tip type="Customer Service" author="Tony Grimes">
> We've all made mistakes or missed a deadline. It's unavoidable. But a 
> common
> reflex action is to avoid the situation by ignoring the client's 
> emails and
> phone calls. This is a mistake. You're missing a prime opportunity to 
> gain a
> loyal customer.
> When dealing with an upset client, remember that they don't want you to
> perform, they want you to satisfy. They know you're not perfect. 
> They're
> just looking for someone who will make them a priority when things go 
> wrong.
> They're upset because they think you don't care about them.
> Everyone likes to feel important. If something goes wrong, admit your
> mistake (and learn from it) to the client immediately (within the hour 
> if
> possible) and make sure they know you're bending over backwards to 
> rectify
> the situation (and then deliver). Doing this will prove to the client 
> that
> they can rely on you.
> You will build trust with the client and gain a loyal customer when you
> would otherwise lose one.
> </tip>
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