Fink

The Fink project wants to bring the full world of Unix Open Source software to Darwin and Mac OS X. We modify Unix software so that it compiles and runs on Mac OS X ("port" it) and make it available for download as a coherent distribution. 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. Read more...

 News

2015-06-13: fink-0.38.6 and dpkg-base-files-0.4 released.-

fink-0.38.6 was released on 13 June, 2015. This release fixes an issue which prevented bootstrapping on Yosemite (or later) using Xcode newer than 6.2 .

dpkg-base-files-0.4 was also released on 13 June, 2015. This update mitigates an issue in which packages with app bundles couldn't be updated on Yosemite:

 unable to make backup link of 
 `.%p/Applications/FOO.app/Contents/PkgInfo' 
 before installing new version: 
 Operation not permitted

Users are encouraged to run fink selfupdate and install these new versions.

2015-06-9: fink development branch for 10.11 on github-

If you are interested in helping us with the migration to 10.11, a current released fink won't do the job. A branch has been set up on fink's github site for this.

Please note that right now we are in an alpha stage and you might need to wipe your Fink distribution out a as stuff gets changed around.

2015-05-14: fink-0.38.5 released.-

fink-0.38.5 was released on 14 May, 2015. This release enables official OS X 10.10.3 support, and reverts a change made in fink-0.38.4 to restore the requirement that the /usr/X11R6 convenience symlink be present for the x11* virtual packages to be active.

It also downgrades building libraries with flat namespace from a fatal validation error to a warning, since some packages require such a build. There are a number of additional validation enhancements as well. Check the commit logs on fink's github site for additional information.

   

 Recent Package Updates

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Status

Fink currently supports OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), and 10.7 (Lion), and continues to run on older versions of OS X, although official updates are no longer available for the older versions. Installation instructions can be found on our source release page.

Xcode must be installed before Fink.

10.10 Support: 10.10 users must install Xcode version 6.0 or later (via a free download from the AppStore, or must at least install the Command Line Tools for Xcode 6.0 for Yosemite (installable via xcode-select --install, or downloadable from Apple).

If you need X11 you should install Xquartz-2.7.7 or later from macosforge.org.

10.9 Support: 10.9 users must install Xcode version 5.0.1 or later (via a free download from the AppStore; version 5.0.2 is recommended), or must at least install the Command Line Tools for Xcode 5.0 for Mavericks (installable via xcode-select --install, or downloadable from Apple).

If you need X11 you should install Xquartz-2.7.4 or later from macosforge.org.

10.8 Support: 10.8 users must install Xcode version 4.4 or later (via a free download from the AppStore; version 5.0.2 is recommended), or must at least install the Command Line Tools for Xcode 4.4 for Mountain Lion (downloadable from Apple or installable via the Xcode Preferences). Note that if you had an earlier version of Xcode than 4.3 installed prior to updating from 10.7, you need to uninstall the old version first by running /Developer/Library/uninstall-devtools. You can determine your current version of Xcode by running xcodebuild -version .

If you need X11 you should install Xquartz-2.7.2 or later from macosforge.org.

10.7 Support: 10.7 users must install or update Xcode to version 4.1 or later (via a free download from the AppStore), (version 4.6.3 is recommended) or must at least install the Command Line Tools for Xcode 4.3 or later (downloadable from Apple or installable via the Xcode Preferences (4.3 or later). Follow the instructions in the 10.8 section above regarding how to check your version and uninstall an outdated one, if needed.

We don't support Xquartz on 10.7, so don't remove Apple's official X11.

10.6 Support: For best results, 10.6 users are encouraged to upgrade Xcode to version 3.2.6, or to version 4.2.1 if you paid for a 4.x Developer preview. Version 4.0.2 is known to have some bugs in its linker that prevent certain packages from building. Follow the instructions in the 10.8 section above regarding how to check your version and uninstall it, if needed.

We don't support Xquartz on 10.6, so don't remove Apple's official X11.

   

Resources

If you're looking for support, check out the help page. That page also lists various options to help the project and submit feedback.

If you are looking for the source files which correspond to binaries distributed by the Fink project, please consult this page for instructions.

The Fink project is hosted by SourceForge. In addition to hosting this site and the downloads, SourceForge provides the following resources for the project:

Please note that to use some of these resources (ie, to report a bug or request a new Fink package), you will need to be logged in to your SourceForge account. If you do not have one, you can sign up for one for free on the SourceForge web site.

Additional resources hosted outside SourceForge include: