Before I was a mac user, I have used Windows and Linux for several years. I still use Linux daily (via SSH) and I still see Windows running on machines all around me. From these two worlds, there are very few things that I am missing on Mac OS X.

From the Windows world, I would like to get AnyDVD, DVD Shrink (that is a cool name for a cool soft) and IrfanView. From my Linux setup, there is one thing that I’ve missed: Amarok.
Every now and then I try to compile Amarok on my mac. So far I had tried using MacPorts but this week end, I found out it could also work using FInk so I tried to install it. Fink is a linux port for Mac OS X which works pretty closely to aptitude on Debian.
The installation, on Snow Leopard, can only be done from the source but it’s simple enough:

Install Apple XCode
Download the Fink source
Untar the package

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tar -xvzf fink-0.29.10.tar.gz<br />

Launch the bootstarp file

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cd fink-0.29.10<br />
./bootstrap</p>
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Add fink to your path

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/sw/bin/pathsetup.sh

Update fink

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fink selfupdate

Finally, in order to install Amarok, switch to the unstable branch by doing

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fink configure

update your fink distribution again

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fink selfupdate

And try installing Amarok

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fink install amarok

It doesn’t compile for me at this point (it failed on kdebase) but I’ll try again. In the meantime, fink works.

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    I enjoy playing with my computer(s), listening to Bob Dylan (and related artists) and watching movies (especially if they were directed by Martin Scorsese or John Cassavetes). Sometimes, I play a little guitar... If not doing any of the above, I am either riding a small red bike around Paris, or, making videos. About my videomaking please check out World Wide Angle and its blog.