So after a full reinstall of Leopard, my Mac seems to be behaving a bit more like it should. I wonder what the odds are of getting a corrupt OS from the factory.
MacPorts seems like a nice idea, and the list of software is decent. My two complaints (what, you thought I wouldn't have any?):
- 1) It's slow as hell. I've been installing Haskell for the last twenty minutes.
- The .dmg-based installer forgets one minor detail, namely changing the $PATH variable. Looking through the instructions for compiling from source, it seems that adding
to .profile or .bashrc fixes the issue. I'm sure there's a more elegant approach, but this allowed me to get started on the lengthy process of installing something that would be a single command on Ubuntu.