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    Hey all.

    I work as a programmer for a small satellites group. We're currently using cygwin to develop our program. Obviously this requires a Windows environment.

    Is there anything like cygwin for OS X? Most of the files are compileable in OS X, but some have libraries that are linux specific, or reference serial port(Linux: COM; OS X: tty).

    I'd be happy with a cygwin replacement, or a way to emulate the hardware connections and certain libraries(off the top of my head I can think of only a "real time" library, but there's more). I'm not the most advanced with linux/unix and the shell stuff involved there, so go easy if I'm missing something dreadfully simple.

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    I believe you're looking for the Fink Project. You may also want to install X11 from your OS X install disc.

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    Default Re: Linux emulator for OS X?

    Here is a link I found that shows how to install Fink and Linux apps. Hope this helps!

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    fink? that confuses me. is that to like, run linux software on mac? could i run Beryl on my mac!?! *goes and downloads*. i have a feeling im getting over excited.

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    just saw geauxtigers post, wonder if thatll help.
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    Thanks Paul, this looks like what I'm looking for.

    I've installed Fink, and all the components of Linux that I'll be needing. One more request, though, does anybody know how to get a linux terminal up via Fink(so I can compile code)?
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    Default Re: Linux emulator for OS X?

    Quote Originally Posted by system_159 View Post
    Thanks Paul, this looks like what I'm looking for.

    I've installed Fink, and all the components of Linux that I'll be needing. One more request, though, does anybody know how to get a linux terminal up via Fink(so I can compile code)?
    Use the standard Mac terminal (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal)

    And export your path to include fink (I use MacPorts so I'm doing this fink path from memory, you might need to change the /sw/bin part)

    export PATH=$PATH:/sw/bin

 

 

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