Mihai Anca

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Homebrew

After a clean install of Snow Leopard I decided not to use MacPorts but to go with homebrew. Its main advantages are no duplication (macports installed its own version of ruby, python and other libs) and the path layout: packages are installed into their own prefix (eg. /usr/local/Cellar/wget) and then symlinked into the Homebrew prefix (eg. /usr/local).

And because all of the formulas are in git, to add one you just fork the project on GitHub, push your formula and make a pull request. Because of that it’s one of the most forked project on GitHub.

That’s what I did and now you can install Tokyo Cabinet and Tokyo Tyrant from my fork (I hope it will be merged into master soon) from main repo:

brew install tokyo-tyrant

(yep, no sudo needed).