Installing third party applications on the Mac

Some time ago, I blogged about my new Mac and Gentoo prefix. Back then Gentoo Prefix seemed to be a good idea. But after some time using it, it seems like all the stuff I need for my work isn’t really working. Since I have limited time at the moment, there is no way I can run the prefix installation in my day to day work.

I’m now evaluating MacPorts. This project should work better, since they purely concentrate on porting third party software to the Mac. The essential tools for my work seem to compile fine (still compiling at the moment).

Maybe I can manage to compile VERMONT by tomorrow on Mac OS X :-) (though I assume that VERMONT needs some porting …)