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nieder Merge pull request #380 from fink/remkos-netcdf-dependencies
Various updates to NetCDF dependencies
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10.2 ups... Sep 19, 2015
10.3 Change src URI. Feb 16, 2012
10.4 give up maintainership of packages Jul 20, 2018
10.9-libcxx ncview-2.1.7-3: Added libxt dependency and replace maintainer Mar 21, 2019
.gitignore Ignore distribution symlinks Dec 4, 2017
README CVS->git some docs Dec 11, 2017
VERSION make sure permissions are correct Mar 30, 2004
stamp-cvs-live reproducing the structure from the packages module Aug 20, 2002


 Fink package tree

This directory holds the package descriptions for the Fink
distribution. When you're reading this in an installed Fink tree, it
also holds the binary package files of any packages you have built
locally. The basic structure is the same as that of a Debian GNU/Linux
mirror. This is because Fink uses Debian's tools (dpkg, apt) for
binary package management.

Currently, the package descriptions are held in fink's github
repository. There are three ways for them to get from git into your
Fink tree.

The first way is to download a tarball, unpack it in a temporary
directory and use the provided script. The script copies the
description files into your Fink installation. Just run it, in most
cases it locates your tree on its own. If it doesn't, pass the path as
a parameter, as in

  ./ /sw

The second way is basically the same, but instead of downloading a
tarball, you use git to check out the 'fink-distributions' repository
to a temporary directory. Then you use the script as above.

The third way is to access git directly. This requires some one-time
setup work, but is quite convenient thereafter. Unfortunately there is
no script to do the one-time setup yet. You need to check out the
'packages' module to the directory /sw/fink. Before you can do that,
you must move the existing /sw/fink directory out of the way, or git
will fail. Afterwards, you must merge both directories together, to
get the 'local' directory and the already built packages back.

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