Fink is a package manager that provides ports of popular Unix software for Macs running OS X

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How can we “persuade” fink, port, & brew to coexist in parallel on OSX Mavericks?

We like to use brew, but it doesn't have a lot of gnome toolset formulae, and we can install a gnome-terminal very quickly with FinkCommander. We've built various parts of gnome from scratch, but ...
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How do I properly configure my .xinitrc file to start the openbox session manager

I've installed openbox twice - once with Fink, and once with MacPorts. Both installations yield the same result: startx terminates with an error diagnostic from xinit. I have a working .xinitrc for ...
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Macports and Fink - co-exist OK?

I have a Mac with OS 10.6.8 and with Fink currently installed. I would like install Macports and use that as well. Is there any reason I should not do this ? What risks are involved ?
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which command doesn't work after uninstalling fink

I was trying to install something using homebrew.. so it complained that I had more than one package manager (either macports or fink).. so I followed fink's uninstall instructions which instructed me ...
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FINK seems to have broken links

Hi I wanted to use FINK to obtain a Mac package (FontForge), but I get broken link errors. Starting from fink.thetis.ig42.org I click Packages and get a broken link to: ...
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How to install software packages on a Mac? (MacPorts, Fink, anything better?)

On my Mac OS X machine, how would you recommend I install command line software and other packages? I've been using MacPorts and it always seems quite slow, presumably because it has to compile the ...
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Fink remove all packages

I switched to HomeBrew from Fink, and I want to uninstall Fink and all of the packages I installed with it to avoid problems in the future. I found this perl snippet that should remove all pacages, ...
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Bash completion for commands in Mac OS

How do I get fink and macports to autocomplete program names when typing commands, as in Ubuntu's apt-get? For example when I type sudo port install ca and press tab, I want the terminal to ...
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Fink hangs with “IPC failure: Operation not permitted”

On OS X 10.7, I tried to install enlightenment via a fresh installation of Fink. cd /sw/bin ./fink install enlightenment Scanning package description files.......... Then nothing happens. ...
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Homebrew vs Fink vs Macports? [closed]

I am using Fink to install Unix apps on my mac, I just came across Homebrew and saw some good reviews about Homebrew. So, my question is: What package manager do you guys use for Mac? I use Fink ...
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Mac OS X: Trying to install prolog using fink

I am trying to install prolog on Mac OS X 10.4.11. I just downloaded fink because I think that that should help me and I am trying to get either: Package swi-prolog-5.8.1-2 or Package ...
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Using fink to download 'g77'

I tried to use fink to download 'g77' which is a fortran compiler. This failed because the package doesn't exist. Does anyone else know where I could download g77? I'm Mac osx 10.7.2
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Install dpkg without Fink or MacPorts on a mac

I don't want to use either of Fink or MacPorts, because I use Homebrew. I need to use dkpg, but it isn't included in Homebrew, and it fails when trying to compile it from source with: $ make make ...
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perl5.14 OS X - what is the best way manage it?

Im an heavy macports user. Have a lot of ports installed with +perl variants. (and much p5-modules too, and zilion others installed by cpan). Now, I need perl 5.14. (because improved utf8 handling), ...
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How can I install bridge-util on Mac OS X?

I want to install the bridge-utils package on my Mac OS X system. How can I do that? I can't find bridge-utils in Fink or MacPorts.
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GVim Crashes In Edit Mode

I currently have vim installed on my MacBook Pro via fink. I can edit files just fine in vim, but when I enter edit mode in gvim, it crashes with the following error. Vim: Caught deadly signal ABRT ...
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How can I install the latest libxml2 on Mac 10.6 using Fink?

I have installed fink, but when I type: fink list then libxml2 (or any libxml package) is not found in the list. It's clearly there in the library on the fink site. How can I do this?
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How do I get the X11 dev files on OS X

I've been trying to use fink and apt-get but none of the commands (xorg-dev, xlibs-dev, libx11-dev, x-dev etc.) are working. Any ideas?
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How to install fink when behind proxy?

I'm having a Mac computer at work, and the internet connection is through HTTP proxy. I want to install fink (or macports, doesn't really matter), to have all the useful utilities (like mc). I've set ...
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What is the official installer for Unix packages on Mac OS?

I'm a bit confused about the installation of standard Unix packages on Mac OS X. For example, I have /usr/bin/svn, which is SVN v.1.4.4, but FinkCommander says svn is not installed. The same holds for ...
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Can pkgsrc, Homebrew, Fink, and MacPorts peacefully coexist?

I heard that some people like to use both Fink and Macports since some packages exist in one and not the other. Recently I've had trouble building and running packages like GRASS and Digikam w/ ...
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Macports, Fink, Hombrew: Background Processes?

If I install a package manager such as Macports, Fink or Homebrew, how does it affect the startup and running of my system? It seems like the answer should be "Not at all when you're not using them" ...
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After updating to OS X 10.5.8 and updating Fink, Texmax stoped working

I know just enough about installing UNIX like software on my Mac to get into trouble and this time I messed up all my software. I use Octive, Texmax, emacs and was playing with NGSpice. The history ...
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Fink not showing package python24

Just to be clear: I know nothing about fink. I just installed fink on Snow Leopard, from cvs. If I run fink list, only python25 and python26 are shown. Strangely enough I have ...