Getting your fink installation to use packages that I have pre-compiled

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You can install my Fink Pre-Compiled Binaries to save yourself some time

Introduction

This page describes how to get your current fink installation to look to mine for packages that I have pre-compiled. There are two reasons you might want to do this. The first is that fink officially only distributes pre-compiled binary (debian) packages for a subset of packages, i.e., those in the "stable" branch that have unrestricted licenses like GPL and LGPL. For that reason, none of the crystallography programs are distributed in pre-compiled form officially by fink. (Almost all of them are in the "unstable" branch of fink and many have restrictive licenses.) The second reason is that I have made some packages that are not available officially in fink. CNS is one such example. These are packages that exist in my personal "local" branch.




For 10.11.X: If you put fink into /sw


First you need to edit the /sw/etc/apt/sources.list file and add the following line to the bottom of that file:


deb http://psbmini.ucsc.edu/fink_intel_10.11_64bit_sw               stable main  
deb http://bindist.finkproject.org/10.11                            stable main


Now you can install fink packages that I have pre-compiled using the apt-get command. Here is an example for installing coot:

fink scanpackages
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade 
sudo apt-get install coot
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