OS X - *nix tools question  - fink

Posted on 2004-11-09
Last Modified: 2010-04-29
I'm working with some *nix software and I'm finding conflicting info regarding what's required with my 10.3.6 Powerbook.

I understand that the BSD Subsystem is now 'installed' by default, but I'm unclear about Fink.  I like the idea of using finkcommander (to visually show package dependencies) but i'm unsure about installing 'fink' [ironic, i know :-) ]

have you installed Fink/Finkcommander on a 10.3.x system?


Question by:hakalugi
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    Assisted Solution

    Hi hakalugi,
    Yes, I have installed it. Its not installed with the Subsystem as far as I know.

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    what OS X are you running?
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    Accepted Solution

    I am running 10.3.6 and I have fink (and FinkCommander) installed.
    The only problem I've had was building some subcomponent of EtherReal
    that wouldn't build correctly on 10.3.   I have had no other problems at all.  

    Hint: install the Apple X11 server and developer tools first, then install fink,
    telling it to use the system X11 server (rather than downloading its own).
    This is documented on the fink web site.


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