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


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 10.13.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              stable main
#  deb     stable main  # doesn't work at the moment.  Normally you would leave this in place.

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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