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Chapter 14. Command-Line Software Instal... > Installing Some Additional Interesti...

Installing Some Additional Interesting Software

After getting you all excited about how easily the fink system installs software, you didn't think we were going to just leave you hanging without showing you around a bit more of the system, did you? Just for kicks, let's use the fink system to see what's available (remember, fink is always adding new packages) in the way of games. To do this, we use the fink list command. fink list takes a single argument: a pattern to match in the package name. Here we'll look for some additional software to play with under X11, the alternate (traditional Unix) windowing system that Apple's incorporated seamlessly with Aqua.

FINK ISN'T JUST FOR X11

The fink system isn't just for installing X11 software. That's what we're primarily using it for in our examples, but fink can install programming languages, networking software, utilities, spreadsheets, you name it. If there's a Unix application that can be ported to Mac OS X, the fink project will try to wrap it into its package management system.



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