Stupid Fink question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Lazyhound, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. Lazyhound macrumors regular

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    Ok, so I've installed Fink and downloaded a binary. Now how do I run it?
     
  2. solaris macrumors 6502a

    solaris

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    I guess you have installed the binary as well? Not only downloaded it...
    Then open 'Terminal.app' and type the binary name -> Enter. ;)
     
  3. Lazyhound thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's installed, but I just get "~bash: x-scorch: command not found".
     
  4. floyde macrumors 6502a

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    There should be a "FinkCommander" app in there somewhere. I think it doesn't install itself along with the actual Fink files, so you might have to copy it to your applications folder manually.
     
  5. Lazyhound thread starter macrumors regular

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    I used FinkCommander to install the app originally, but there doesn't seem to be any place to launch it there either.
     
  6. Lazyhound thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK, it's sort-of working now (I had the package name wrong), but now I'm getting another error ("Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: ").

    EDIT: Am I supposed to be opening this through X11? Because I get the unknown command error there, but not through Terminal.
     
  7. belvdr macrumors 601

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    Any GTK errors mean you need to run it from X11. The software should be installed in /sw/bin not in /Applications.

    If it runs from Terminal but not X11, prepend /sw/bin in front of it:

    /sw/bin/xscorch
     
  8. Lazyhound thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, that did the trick.

    EDIT: Any way to set it up so that I don't have to type in the full path?
     

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