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10.3: Avoid problems when using fink UNIX
Be careful when using fink with Panther. The following warning is posted on their website:
Quick Summary: DO NOT USE DSELECT, and if you've used it, check your /sw/etc/apt/sources.list file carefully.
When updating an old release (used with Jaguar), follow the instructions on fink's homepage to modify your sources.list file. The 0.6.1 release is especially ported to Panther, but even with a fresh install, dselect does not work. Nevertheless, you can install precompiled fink packages using apt-get:
  1. Search fink for the desired package and remember the package name.

  2. Download and install the package using apt-get:
    sudo apt-get install package-name
    Of course, you have to replace package-name with the name of the package.
[robg adds: Panther caused lots of work for the fink team, and they're doing a great job at getting things moved over ... but if you're using fink with Panther, take note of the cautions. Also, sao (a moderator on our forum site) has put together a special Fink and Panther page with a bunch of additional information on using fink with 10.3.]
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10.3: Avoid problems when using fink
Authored by: koen on Nov 17, '03 12:30:10PM

The deselect problems have been solved in the recent fink release (0.6.2). See for more info.

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10.3: Avoid problems when using fink
Authored by: chinstrap on Nov 20, '03 12:50:06PM
Why would I search the fink website for a package when I could just type "apt-cache search keyword"?

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10.3: Avoid problems when using fink
Authored by: krishna on May 04, '04 09:29:43PM

I remember just these three commands. You can too, and you'll then know how to install software under fink and under Debian Linux as well.

% apt-cache search potato
(shows packages that match 'potato')
spudassassin - keep potatoes out of your email
ktuberling - play virtual makeover with a potato

% apt-cache show spudassassin
(shows extended description of spudassassin, so you know it's the package you want)

Package: spudassassin
Version: 1.potato.2

% sudo apt-get install spudassassin
(will install the package)

Now you're an expert!

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10.3: Avoid problems when using potatos
Authored by: derekhed on May 05, '04 01:27:39PM

So how can I tell if this has an ODBC driver for my potatobase?


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10.3: Avoid problems when using fink
Authored by: speir on May 05, '04 01:48:44PM

A lot of Fink trouble can be avoided or resolved by carefully looking over their excellent FAQ section:

I've been lucky enough to find an answer to all my Fink issues here.

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