View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Fink and Ubuntu

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?


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).


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.

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.