Heard OS X is more like Linux ? But you might wonder that apt-get does not work by default in MAC OS X. Some folks are in love with apt-get and find it easier to install new applications using apt-get.

So in this post I am going to show you how you can make apt-get to work in MAC OS X.

To make apt-get work, you have to install FINK

  1. Download the FINK project from this Download Page
  2. Run the installer, if you have OS X version 10.5 or lesser. But if you have 10.6 or higher then you have to source compile and install. Follow the instructions here

That’s it ! Now you will able to use apt-get just like you can do in Linux. As simple as the following –

sudo apt-get install gimp

Hope that helps.

Stay Digified!!
Sachin Khosla

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