Saturday, October 29, 2005

Using linux apps on other OS - part 2

In my earlier post about Mac OS X, I was going to suss out gentoo for . What I have discovered that, gentoo still does not have as many applications as compared to fink at this point. The list of avaliable packages are listed in this webpage. http://packages.gentoo.org/archs/ppc-macos/stable/

If you plan on using more applications, I would probably suggest using fink instead.

Via the command line, installing applications is just as easy. "# fink install package"

If you have already installed X11 for darwin, you might realise that the fink X applications may not like it very much, I'm guessing the X11 for darwin is not a full featured X server. To get past this, I just moved the darwin X11 files so that I wouldn't lose them in case I happen to need them again.

# mv /etc/X11 /etc/X11_old
# mv /usr/X11R6 /usr/X11R6_old

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