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Fink uses Debian tools like dpkg and apt-get to provide powerful binary package management. You can choose whether you want to download precompiled binary packages or build everything from source.

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Version 0.9: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Wikno Member IconComment+58
Wikno
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Apparently all other sources are outdated on the net. I missed one line of text and wasted about 25 minutes... if you want to get fink installed on 10.6, just go here:
http://www.finkproject.org/download/srcdist.php

Too bad they can make comments, but not update the listing here with that link...

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Version 0.9
Negritude Member IconComment+1082
Negritude
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Breaking News:

"2010-04-01: New Direction

The Fink Project has seen the future, and it is flat and portable.

Effective 1 May 2010, we are going to cease work on our Mac efforts, and switch to development for the iPad, as well as the iPhone and iPod Touch.

The Fink distributions for Mac users on 10.4, 10.5, and 10.6 will still be available, but the project will no longer provide updates.

Thank you for your support over the years, and we hope you will pick up an iPad when it is available in your area so that you can continue to enjoy Fink on a large screen."

http://www.finkproject.org/news/

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Version 0.9
Negritude
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BTW, I sure hope this is an April Fool's joke.

Negritude
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Yep, it was an April Fool's joke. The admins can delete all this if they want.

MrGando Member IconComment+30
MrGando
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Damn! trying to update and now I am screwed.
( on PPC )

I did

$sudo fink selfupdate

and I got some crap about using the wrong version of gcc. that I needed to be using 4.0 , and I am using 4.0.1..

so it said

try sudo gcc_select 4.0

I tried it and I got

"You are already using gcc version 4.0 as the default compiler."

What tha hell

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Version 0.8.1
Ilgaz
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You should never use 'sudo` for fink. Fink automatically asks your admin password if it needs it.

Also you can use fink rebuild fink, fink reinstall fink to reinstall it. fink index -f will force the re-indexing which takes care of what is installed or not (including system gcc)

Their community and developers are particularly helpful, you should go to irc://irc.freenode.net/#fink for help.

NadeemF Member IconComment+2
NadeemF
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I keep downloading this when really I should be updating using instructions at http://fink.sourceforge.net/download/upgrade.php.

Also the link provided by MacUpdate currently only links to the PPC version. The intel one is at
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/fink/Fink-0.8.1-Intel-Installer.dmg?download

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Version 0.8.1
AppleCrypt Mods Member IconComment+21
AppleCrypt Mods
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fink is fantastic and opens up a whole new world. I've only just discovered all this and i've got gimp plus some office applications open on my KDE Desktop :D Good stuff!

Thank you to all the fink developers and all that help and support. Brilliant job - my thanks and respect.

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Version 0.8.0
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Anonymous
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I don't understand why people write reviews when they don't know what they're talking about. Fink does install from sources - not just binaries. Depending on your machine, installing from source can take a long time, and can chew up a lot of drive space in the mean time.

Installing from source will never be as simple as installing a binary, because compilation depends upon a lot of factors - libraries, headers, etc. Fink goes a long way to making it simple, though.

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Version 0.7.1
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Anonymous
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A great idea except that it can't install from sources, only outdated binaries, making it useless.

I don't understant why these developer spend hours creating good free software... no common user can use.

It seems these Linux/Unix guys don't want people using their applications. Can't they make a decent installer?

It is easier to use these applications on a PC (SUSE, Mandrake) than on OS X or on a Linux distro for PPC.

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Version 0.7.1
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Anonymous
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It's very easy to use (for example) Gimp on Windows... until it refuses to work. And then what? How do you recompile it?

Fink doesn't just make it easy to compile & install pacakges optimized for your personal system, it makes it virtually guaranteed that you're getting the latest (yes: latest) working version.

Of course, if you want to switch to unstable sources, that's up to you...

Don't talk about something you know nothing about.

Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Reviewer is clueless. Fink DOES allow you to install from sources, from either a stable or unstable tree.

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Anonymous
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Can't install the last version of scribus, Fink says:

Can't resolve dependency "gcc3.1" for package "xfree86-4.4.0-13"

:-(

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Version 0.7.1
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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I had the same problem. Obtain XCode and look in the packages folder. There you will find the gcc3.1.pkg. Install this and fink will no longer complain.

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Anonymous
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Amazing utility, very easy to use with FinkCommander. Stable in OS 10,3,5. Now it is easy to use great Linux apps like Scribus or xscorch ;-) Once again OS X rules, with the very best of Mac / Linux / Windows.

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Version 0.7.1
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Anonymous
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Great product, opens the door to a fantastic array of software. In my case with Evolution I can access Microsoft Exchange on my Mac. To make it easier try loading FinkCommander which adds a handy GUI interface http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/8128

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Version 0.7.1
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Downloads 40,010
Version Downloads 14,605
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Date 19 Jul 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free