Archive for the ‘Mac OS X’ Category

Baz 1.4.2 in Fink

January 3, 2008

Yes, Baz is deprecated, but we are still using it at work, so to make my life easier I have created the Fink package for the latest version (probably there won’t be more). Download this file and, as usual, type:

$ tar zxvf baz-1.4.2-fink.tar.gz
$ sudo cp baz-1.4.2-fink/*
          /sw/fink/dists/local/main/finkinfo/
$ fink index; fink rebuild baz; fink install baz

Baz depends on some cryptographic libraries (gpgme, libgcrypt and libgpg-error). The updated packages are also included (until updated in Fink) in the provided file.

Please, note that when the official Baz Fink package is updated you will have to remove your local copy (from /sw/fink/dists/local/main/finkinfo/).

Update 2008/04/28: All cryptographic library dependencies are now in Fink, so now this package only contains Baz files.

ECL 0.9j in Fink

January 3, 2008

ECL has a new release, and thus a new Fink package update. It is still under validation, so until it is committed you can use this file. To install it, just type:

$ tar zxvf ecl-0.9j-fink.tar.gz
$ sudo cp ecl-0.9j-fink/*
          /sw/fink/dists/local/main/finkinfo/
$ fink index; fink rebuild ecl; fink install ecl

Please, note that when the official ECL Fink package is updated you will have to remove your local copy (from /sw/fink/dists/local/main/finkinfo/).

Screen Sharing with Mac OS X and GNU/Linux

December 12, 2007

Today, I discovered how to share my Mac OS X (Leopard) screen with another non-Mac OS X computer. Not a big deal, as it is almost automatic, but I’m posting it here as I did a search and I didn’t find how to do it.

What you need to do in your Mac OS X box is enabling the Screen Sharing service from the Sharing options in the System Preferences.

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Before establishing the connection you need to setup a password. This is done in the “Computer Settings…” button, just like this:

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Do not avoid the password step, if you do it the connection will not be established.

Finally, you only need a VNC client in your GNU/Linux box. Not all the clients work, one that it does is the TightVNC viewer. In Debian, you can just type:

apt-get install xtightvncviewer

Once installed, you only need to run it and supply the IP address of your Mac OS X box and the password you configured.

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Enjoy it!

Erlang R12B-0 in Fink

December 11, 2007

Erlang has a new release, and thus a new Fink package update. It is still under validation, so until it is committed you can use this file. To install it, just type:

$ tar zxvf erlang-otp-R12B-0-fink.tar.gz
$ sudo cp erlang-otp-R12B-0-fink/*
          /sw/fink/dists/local/main/finkinfo/
$ fink index; fink rebuild erlang-otp; fink install erlang-otp

Please, note that when the official Erlang Fink package is updated you will have to remove your local copy (from /sw/fink/dists/local/main/finkinfo/).

Erlang R11B-5 in Fink

June 19, 2007

My friend jao has asked me to update the Erlang package in Fink to the latest version. It is still under validation, so until it is committed you can use this file. To install it, just type:

$ tar zxvf erlang-otp-R11B-5-fink.tar.gz
$ sudo cp erlang-otp-R11B-5-fink/*
          /sw/fink/dists/unstable/main/finkinfo/languages
$ fink index; fink rebuild erlang-otp; fink install erlang-otp

It’s better if you backup your old Erlang Fink files, just in case.

Update 2007/12/05: Erlang R12B-0 has been released and the Fink package updated.

Update 2007/07/06: committed to Fink unstable.

Update 2007/06/28: added unixodbc2 and ncurses5 dependencies.