[NTG-context] tcsh

Adam Lindsay atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk
Thu Jun 9 23:09:09 CEST 2005

Hans Hagen said this at Thu, 9 Jun 2005 21:34:44 +0200:

>Adam Lindsay wrote:
>> It's because you installed fink once and it is no longer installed. (I
>> hate fink.) You could track down which of the files fink modified and
>> delete the line referring to the /sw/bin/init.csh file. (look in
>> ~/.tcshrc and ~/.login first)
>it's indeed hard to get rid of fink ... i go quite some broken stuff
>now, so i 
>probably need a fresh install; is there currently any reason for fink or
>is the 
>mac x driver ok now

It's more a package management system to help compile different open
source projects while sorting through dependencies. 

I personally thought it was more trouble than it was worth by the time
OSX reached 10.2. Most open source projects are mac-friendly enough to
simply be compiled by the user or provided by Gerben in his i-Installer.

Other systems (like <www.darwinports.org> ) are a bit less toxic to your
machine, if you need the convenience of a package manager... but then
you're still opening yourself up to the same problems you see on Linux!
 Adam T. Lindsay, Computing Dept.     atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk
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