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March 25, 2004




fixing fink on tar

I don't know exactly what I did, but I fubarred fink on my iBook:

dyld: tar version mismatch for library: /sw/lib/libiconv.2.dylib (compatibility version of user: 5.0.0 greater than library's version: 3.0.0)

It looked like it was a problem with libiconv, but it was tar that was spitting errors; which confused me all to hell--it turns out to be kind of a combination of both. I still have absolutely no clue where these numbers, 5.0.0 and 3.0.0, are coming from. Anyhow, tar wasn't gonna work, and trying to apt-get -f install or fink selfupdate wasn't gonna do any good without trying to use the broken tar.

I finally figured it all out by manually untarring libiconv and compiling it into /sw; wherein the running of tar worked once more. And thus, fink works once more!

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