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10.3: Basic fink maintenance required after upgrade install UNIX
I did an upgrade install, no archive, and afterwards found some strangeness with X11 and Fink software.

First problem: The X11 application had been moved from Applications to Applications -> Utilities, but would insta-crash on launch. Solution: trash ~/Library -> Preferences -> com.apple.x11.plist. Simple!

Second problem: Can't launch The Gimp (or any other Fink-installed software, for that matter). Solution: realizing that although my shell is still tcsh, Apple changed which file is read on startup from .cshrc to .tcshrc. Copying the relevant source /sw/bin/init.csh line into the new file solved the problem.

Hope that helps someone!
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10.3: Basic fink maintenance required after upgrade install
Authored by: GaelicWizard on Dec 28, '03 04:12:12PM
Apple changed which file is read on startup from .cshrc to .tcshrc.
No, Apple did *not* change the default startup script. If you read the tcsh man page ("man tcsh" in Terminal.app) it says very explicitly that tcsh will read ~/.cshrc if, and only if, ~/.tcshrc does not exist, otherwise it will read ~/.tcshrc only.

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10.3: Basic fink maintenance required after upgrade install
Authored by: roncross@cox.net on Feb 01, '04 09:59:18PM

Hi, I am not able to lauch gimp either after upgrading to panther. you mentioned a solution:

Solution: realizing that although my shell is still tcsh, Apple changed which file is read on startup from .cshrc to .tcshrc. Copying the relevant source /sw/bin/init.csh line into the new file solved the problem.

What new file did you copy the /sw/bin/init.csh into? Is this a file in fink? Are you talking about the printenv.

Thanks
Ronald Cross

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setting path to start gimp in X11 with Panther
Authored by: roncross@cox.net on Feb 03, '04 04:43:32AM

I hate to have to reply to myself. But this is necessary when noone response and you wish to help others who may have the same problem as you. I basically solved the problem of getting gimp to start in Panther X11 by using the set path command as follows in the .tcshrc file.

I simply typed:
set path = ( /sw/bin )

and it works. This is a simple solution.

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