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From Jan Lehnardt <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Mac install instructions : brew > ports
Date Thu, 28 Oct 2010 00:39:49 GMT
I agree, an addition is great, we can leave the MacPorts part in with a disclaimer that brew
is more recommended.

Personally, I found MacPorts to be the less predictable system, but whatever works for folks.

Cheers
Jan
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On 28 Oct 2010, at 00:28, Stephen Prater wrote:

> I'd be happy with a disclaimer like "If you have an objection to installing CouchDB through
Homebrew, it is also available within the MacPorts tree."
> 
> But, since the ports instructions are substantially incorrect, I don't see a problem
with removing them.
> 
> On Oct 27, 2010, at 5:13 PM, Mikeal Rogers wrote:
> 
>> The install docs also refer to building for development.
>> 
>> On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 3:06 PM, Stephen Prater <stephenp@agrussell.com>wrote:
>> 
>>> I might have an objection to that.  Homebrew links into your system in
>>> slightly unpredictable ways - I certainly don't mind them being ADDED, or
>>> even recommended, but I think that purging all references to MacPorts might
>>> be excessive.
>>> 
>>> On the other hand, how hard is it to figure out how to type 'sudo port
>>> install couchdb'?
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Oct 27, 2010, at 4:03 PM, Mikeal Rogers wrote:
>>> 
>>> I just setup a new laptop and used homebrew to install the CouchDB deps
>>>> (spidermonkey & erlang).
>>>> 
>>>> Not only was it super fast and painless but I got a newer spidermonkey
>>>> (1.8.3) which is something like 30x faster for most of the stuff we do
>>>> with
>>>> the view server but I also didn't have to pass any special parameters to
>>>> ./configure.
>>>> 
>>>> Anyone object to me remove all references to MacPorts in our Mac install
>>>> instructions and replacing with homebrew?
>>>> 
>>>> -Mikeal
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
> 


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