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Authored by: Red Phoenix on Dec 04, '02 12:08:49PM
The best way to deal with this is type

fink selfupdate-cvs

This will update Fink and the file descriptions. Often the maintainers are on the ball with these thinks and update the packages regularly. In the case of libpcap, I was able to install libpcap 0.6.2 with no problem.

If there was still a problem, or you would like a package using version 0.7.1 instead, you can try typing

fink describe libpcap

and it will tell you who is maintaining it (in this case, Max Horn). You can either then e-mail him or better yet submit to the bug tracker at

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Authored by: sao on Dec 04, '02 04:25:27PM

As TiMan says, the easiest way to go when you can't download a file from a site with Fink, is just to download "manually" the file and mv it to /sw/src. Fink will recognize it the next time you run 'fink install packagename' .

But, if you would like to add an extra source or specify another source for the download of a fink package, the .info file for the package has a Source: line in it.



You can modify that line to make it work as you want.


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Authored by: bluehz on Dec 06, '02 09:18:41AM

If you manually download the src file and place it inteh /sw dir - does fink grab the .info and .patch files for you or do you need to manually grab those also?

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Authored by: jcltech on Dec 06, '02 10:47:23AM

Grab those from WHERE?
I had to rename the files AND alter the contents or it wouldn't work

If you find out please let me know.

Sorry - meant woohoo and NOT wahlah :-)
(wahlah is NOT a word - woohoo is a sailfish - i.e. it tries to fly :-)

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