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TXaero07
July 8th, 2008, 09:33 PM
I use a Mac at work, and a lot of the programs that we use (i.e LaTeX, a2ps, emacs22, etc.) came from fink. I am about to install Ubuntu Linux on an old windows machine that I have at home. Will I be able to use fink on my Linux machine? If not, is there something similar to fink where I can get apps?

Thanks

ibuclaw
July 8th, 2008, 09:39 PM
I'm not sure what fink is, but latex, a2p and emacs22 are all in the Ubuntu repository as separate packages. (a2p is installed by default).

Regards
Iain

avtolle
July 8th, 2008, 10:00 PM
You will be able to get the apps as mentioned above from the repositories by use of Synaptic Package Manager, accessed through System>>Administration>>Synaptic Package Manager or by the Add/Remove Programs under the Applications menu. Fink itself would not be usable on Linux, nor, as I understand the purpose of Fink, would it be needed.

TXaero07
July 8th, 2008, 10:23 PM
Ok, thanks. I'll check out the repositories for the apps that I need. I didn't think Fink would work with Linux.