Use fink to install Roaring Penguins' Remind package

Mike Harris has a nice little howto for using Remind on OS X over at http://www.43folders.com/2005/02/guest_mike_harr.html.

What he doesn't have is a set of instructions about how to get it built on your machine.

Whenever I install an open source package, I make a fink info file so I can build it more easily on the other systems I'm responsible for.

You can download my fink info file here. To use it, you need to have fink installed, and the XCode Developer tools as well.

  1. Open a Terminal window
  2. wget http://feral.bipedz.net/fink/Remind-3.0.22.info
  3. You should now have my info file. Install it into your fink by doing: sudo cp Remind-3.0.22.info /sw/fink/dists/local/main/finkinfo/
  4. Edit /sw/etc/fink.conf and make sure the Trees line includes local/main. I run fink with unstable enabled and my Trees line looks like this
    Trees: local/main stable/main stable/crypto unstable/main unstable/crypto

  5. Now you can install Remind with fink. do fink install Remind and fink will download Remind from Roaring Penguins and compile & install it for you.


1 comment:

martin said...

There is now a Fink package for remind in the official Fink distribution. It is based on your info file, and a package for wyrd has been added, too. So you can now simply say

fink install remind

or choose "Install from source" in FinnkCommander.
Since it is a new package, it exists only in the "unstable" distribution for now.
See this entry in the Fink package database.

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