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MaximumLinux.com: Putting the Unix Dev Tools Back Into OS X

Sep 15, 2000, 07:47 (0 Talkback[s])

"When Apple bundled up the BSD portions of Mac OS X, they left out all the development tools. If you love to hack with them, however, you're probably already cringing at the thought."

"Unfortunately for these folks, Apple went a bit far when they removed the developer tools from the public beta. Removing the developer tools from a Unix environment does a lot more than prevent development -- it effectively blocks installation of any nonstandard Unix tools onto the system."

"Fortunately, there's a fix, and its name is Darwin. Apple's Open Source operating system is binary-compatible with Mac OS X (in a very real sense it is a part of Mac OS X, redone slightly to create a stand-alone OS), and it does include the missing compiler tools. We've written a little shell script that'll take a mounted Darwin disk image and&ahem&borrow the missing components for use under OS X."

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