General release packages
Dr. Michael L. Love,
updated Wed Jan 8 16:38:42 EST 2003
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Darwin-only users may have to fetch wget to a second
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su root (that would be sudo -s for a stock OSX installation)
curl http://www.gnu-darwin.org/one_stop | csh
Install a test package with the following
pkg_add -f \
The test package may complain about not finding certain other packages.
Use "pkg_add -f" to install the required packages from the list below. Version number
descrepancies can be
disregarded for this group of packages. The "-f" flag tells the package manager to
proceed despite such "non-fatal error messages".
Use pkg_add to install additional packages that you might want, such as the
esound-0.2.22.tgz, and the esd-enabled
packages. GNU-Darwin has audio support now, net-audio that is,
if you have a second computer with esd running and good sound support.
GNU-Darwin packages are merely sophisticated tar archives, which you can test
with the following procedure. This
will also install nasty +files, which you can delete with an "rm ./+*"
tar -zxf ThePackage.tgz
You can also try "zcat ThePackage.tgz|more".
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