MacAddict mag... section about Fink...

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  1. SasyBabe macrumors member

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    i am trying to get my Fink program to work... i tried to install a game like the MacAddict mag describes and i installed everything...X11, Fink, SDK file... why isnt my game showing up in X11? Is there updates i need to install or something?
     
  2. SasyBabe thread starter macrumors member

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    I took a closer look and it seems that the game i tried to install had an error while installing... thats the prob.. Anyone have experience with installing games through finkcommander?
     
  3. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    I just use fink through the terminal myself. what kind of games are you talking about? i just have the little KDE games that bundle-kde put on when i installed it.
     
  4. janey macrumors 603

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    shadow take a look at finkcommander ( http://finkcommander.sourceforge.net ).
    it's a program that tells you which x11 packages are available and will download them for you.
    most of the games are like phoenix style, nothing complex, but fun to play with.
     
  5. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    no thanks, i like to keep my Fink experience raw; it makes me feel better. i read about packages on the package listing at the fink site, myself, and i do indeed notice the games section with a pretty extensive list; i have all the KDE ones though. that's neato, i suppose, though i prefer to DL freeware games that are in cocoa or carbon, as they tend to run much quicker as far as loads.
     
  6. pivo6 macrumors 68000

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    I've downloaded using both and I like the terminal method better only because it shows how much time is remaining for the download (I have dial-up). If you can do that in Fink, then I would probably use that full time.
     
  7. SasyBabe thread starter macrumors member

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    My problem is with finkcommander... the game i was DLing isnt DLing.. i get an error message... What could be the possible problems?
     
  8. SasyBabe thread starter macrumors member

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    I think what might help is step by step instructions of DLing a game through finkcommander.....
     
  9. SasyBabe thread starter macrumors member

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    This is my error message after going to the binary menu and clicking install....


    Reading Package Lists...
    Building Dependency Tree...
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    xgalaga
    0 packages upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0B/242kB of archives. After unpacking 0B will be used.
    dpkg (subprocess): failed to exec dpkg-split to see if it's part of a multiparter: No such file or directory
    dpkg: error processing /sw/var/cache/apt/archives/xgalaga_2.0.34-1_darwin-powerpc.deb (--unpack):
    subprocess dpkg-split returned error exit status 2
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    /sw/var/cache/apt/archives/xgalaga_2.0.34-1_darwin-powerpc.deb
    E: Sub-process /sw/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
     
  10. pivo6 macrumors 68000

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    Instead of going to the binary menu, go to the source menu and choose install. I am doing this now as I am typing and I will post if I am having any troubles. Well I got an error message, but a differnet one than you got. Hmm.

    The following package will be installed or updated:
    xgalaga
    The following additional package will be installed:
    dlcompat-dev
    Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
    curl -f -L -s -S -O http://unc.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/fink/dlcompat-20021117.tar.gz
    curl -f -L -s -S -O http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/x/xgalaga/xgalaga_2.0.34.orig.tar.gz
    mkdir -p /sw/src/dlcompat-20021117-1
    /sw/bin/tar -xzf /sw/src/dlcompat-20021117.tar.gz
    ./configure --prefix=/sw --enable-fink --mandir=/sw/share/man
    creating cache ./config.cache
    checking for gcc... no
    checking for cc... no
    configure: error: no acceptable cc found in $PATH
    ### execution of ./configure failed, exit code 1
    Failed: compiling dlcompat-20021117-1 failed
     
  11. pivo6 macrumors 68000

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    My bad. You are right. Use install from the Binary menu. I just did it and it installed for me. Have you tried installing through the terminal?

    at the prompt type sudo apt-get install xgalaga then press return.

    Enter your password, hit enter, and see if that works.
     
  12. SasyBabe thread starter macrumors member

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    I went through the interminal and did what you said...this is the message i got after doing that...

    Reading Package Lists... Done
    Building Dependency Tree... Done
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    xgalaga
    0 packages upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0B/242kB of archives. After unpacking 0B will be used.
    Selecting previously deselected package xgalaga.
    (Reading database ... 3768 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking xgalaga (from .../xgalaga_2.0.34-1_darwin-powerpc.deb) ...
    Setting up xgalaga (2.0.34-1) ...

    So.. is it installed...and if so...how do i execute it to play it?? thanx for you help!
     
  13. SasyBabe thread starter macrumors member

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    Well... i tried some things out now... and i get the game to work using X11... not the terminal
     
  14. pivo6 macrumors 68000

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    Yes, use the terminal to install packages and go through X11 to use the programs. If you have the April 2003 issue of MacAddict with the CD, on the CD there is a folder with a PDF file called Files from the print side. Inside there is a pdf file called "fun with Fink" that will help running open source software on the Mac. If you don't have it, then click here to download the file (21MB). I hope that helps.
     
  15. SasyBabe thread starter macrumors member

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    What does that program do exactly? when would i use it?? or does it have programs with it?
     
  16. pivo6 macrumors 68000

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    If you are referring to "Fun with Fink", it's just a document on using Fink. It goes into more detail than the magazine article.
     

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