Got Fink Working

20 Jun 2002

I've had another go at getting Fink working, and this time succeeded. Last time I managed to miss out an entire step in the instructions (fink scanpackages) - I must've been asleep or something. Anyway, I'm installing xfree86, more out of necessity than desire. I need to run Python Tkinter programs, and although I have the native Mac OS X Tk installed, I cant get Python to recognise it when building from source. I'm trying out something I've found on the Pythomac-SIG mailing list, but until I get that to work, it's X11 or nothing. In any case, I'll probably need it to run Gimp until the native version arrives.

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