How to install an UNIX archive using Fink?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Neykon, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Neykon macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2009
    Hi peepz,

    A friend of mine asked me to help him:

    Aight, the thing is he got an UNIX-file, he want to install.
    I found out, that Fink are very useful here.
    However, we could install Fink, but not the UNIX archive.
    So here it goes. Simple question:
    How do you install an UNIX archive using Fink?

    Trust me, I tried Google 2049x times, but that didn't help me alot so I'm asking you guys :)

    Thank you very much!

    - Neykon
  2. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    fink install packagename
    You may need to add "sudo" in front of that if you get a "permission denied" error.

    Make sure that the package is in Fink's database. You may also need to update Fink, since even if a package is listed on Fink's website, you may be running an older version of Fink which does not recognise the package.

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