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Old 08-08-2008, 03:59 PM   #1
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Terminal Help

First off I am a newb, I got my mac a couple weeks ago and for the first time started downloading torrents via Bit and Tomatotorrent. Randomly they stopped working giving me errors like
"bad data from tracker - not a valid bencoded string"
so I did a little research online and decided on getting rtorrent which proved to be very difficult. The whole process inspired me to learn more about how terminal is worked.
First question: I downloaded DarwinPorts via but I only got MacPorts is that normal?
second: Once i have darwin or macports what else do I need or need to do in order to update them? (i have XCode if that is of any use)
Thanks for any help.

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Old 08-08-2008, 04:57 PM   #2
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You are in the wrong place. You want a Mac forum not a Linux forum. Macs do not run Linux. Well not out of the box anyway. They can run Linux but you are obviously not using Linux since you make mention of Tomato Torrent which is a Mac BitTorrent client and MacPorts which is also Mac software.

I will tell you that DrawinPorts was renamed to MacPorts a few years back. Instructions for upgrading MacPorts after installation are on the MacPorts website.

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thank you for the help srry i am such a n00b
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Isn't Apples OS X a flavor of Linux?
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Originally Posted by john test View Post
Isn't Apples OS X a flavor of Linux?
No. The Unix like core is derived from BSD.

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