Fink
Fink
0.9

4.2

Fink free download for Mac

Fink

0.9
19 July 2008

Binary package manager.

Overview

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.

What's new in Fink

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

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Nadeemf
16 June 2006

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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
anonymous-deer-2515
02 March 2015
Since 2008, Fink release version have advanced 29 times from 0.9.x (at this moment listed on MacUpdate) to 0.38.x. The latest releases 0.38.x adds support for OS X 10.10. --> http://www.finkproject.org/news/index.php Over 9000 Fink install packages have been updated for OS X 10.10 --> http://pdb.finkproject.org/pdb/browse.php?dist_name=10.10 However, it should be noted, the Fink package manager is for users with enough knowledge to install XCode and runs scripts. --> http://www.finkproject.org/download/srcdist.php
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Version 0.9
Wikno
06 May 2011
Apparently all other sources are outdated on the net.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
Mrgando
16 June 2006
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
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Ilgaz
Ilgaz
08 August 2009
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.
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Version 0.9
Nadeemf
16 June 2006
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
11 December 2005
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
Anonymous
08 January 2005
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
Anonymous
04 January 2005
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
Anonymous
04 March 2005
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.
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Version 0.7.1
Anonymous
Anonymous
24 May 2005
Reviewer is clueless. Fink DOES allow you to install from sources, from either a stable or unstable tree.
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Version 0.7.1
Anonymous
02 January 2005
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
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Anonymous
Anonymous
01 February 2005
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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Version 0.7.1
Anonymous
27 September 2004
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
Anonymous
21 September 2004
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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4.2

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.0 or later
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