Today's Unix: New All Over Again
Subject:   Fink & root
Date:   2002-11-15 13:47:57
From:   anonymous2
As the first comment noted, Fink is not similar to ports, but more or less the dpkg/apt software packaging system from Debian.

Also, a *much* faster way of enabling root access is just typing this:

$ sudo passwd root
Password: mypassword
New Password: newpasswordforroot
New Password: newpasswordforroot
$ su -
Password: newpasswordforroot
# echo 'tada'

mac os x users should rest happily knowing that most administrative tasks can be accomplished faster via the terminal. softwareupdate, diskutil, niutil, etc. provide faster access than their graphical counterparts.