#144 FAQ states "Apple Installer misses a file". R U Kidding?

closed-rejected
nobody
5
2009-11-08
2007-05-02
Dwight
No

Attempted to install Fink Commander's "Umbrello" from source on an existing MacBook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo with working Xcode 2.4.1 and X11 stops when detecting my existing X11 Apple install and advises I visit "http://fink.sourceforge.net/faq/usage-packages.php#apple-x11-wants-xfree86" for configuration information.

The anchor "#apple-x11-wants-xfree86" does not appear to be valid.
FAQ "Q9.11: I installed Apple's X11 but Fink keeps asking to install XFree86 or X.org." appears to be the closest to the issue.

Search for 2 instances of "misses".

Do you seriously want me to believe that the Apple X11 installer "misses" a file and that I must "keep doing this" (i.e. keep reinstalling X11SDK)? Or even that the Fink "Apple" installer misses a file (if I have misread this)?

fink list -i system-xfree86
reports:
i system-xfree86 2:4.4-2 [placeholder for user installed x11]
i system-xfree86-dev 2:4.4-2 [placeholder for user installed x11 development tools]
i system-xfree86-shlibs 2:4.4-2 [placeholder for user installed x11 shared libraries]

Does this mean these 3 packages are installed? Or that this is the place they will be installed when they are correctly installed?

I installed the http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/fink/Fink-0.8.1-Intel-Installer.dmg?download which reports 17931120 bytes size on disk. How do I verify 17510 KB or how about an MD5 hash?

How does this version compare to "fink (>=0.18.3-1)"? Am I looking at the right application?

If the Apple installer "misses a file", please open a bug report at https://bugreport.apple.com/

fink list -i someOtherPackages
appears to reply with a version when the GUI also has in installed version, so it would seem that I have the system-xfree86* packages.

Just for grins, I installed a binary (lincity). It appears to have installed, but I don't see how to launch it. The docs say the command is lincity or xlincity, but I only find directories named lincity -- no executable.

This is my first attempt at using Fink. I had heard good things.

Discussion

  • monipol

    monipol - 2009-11-08

    This appears to be a Fink, not FinkCommander, issue.
    FinkCommander just provides a graphical interface for Fink,
    which does all the work of downloading and installing packages.
    You should try the Fink documentation page at
    http://fink.sourceforge.net/doc/index.php
    for an answer to your question. If you can't find the
    information you need there, you can try a message to the
    fink-users or fink-beginners mailing list.
    http://fink.sourceforge.net/lists/index.php

     
  • monipol

    monipol - 2009-11-08
    • status: open --> closed-rejected
     

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