F.A.Q. - 4. Upgrading Fink (version-specific troubleshooting)
Q4.1: Fink doesn't see new packages even after I've run an rsync or cvs selfupdate.
A: This is a current issue for people on OS 10.5 using the binary installer. Check your version:
If you currently have
fink-0.27.13-41, which is the version that comes
with the installer, or
fink-0.27.16-41, then there are a couple of options.
rsync (preferred): Run the sequence below
fink selfupdate fink selfupdate-rsync fink index -f fink selfupdate
cvs (alternate): Run
fink selfupdate-cvs fink index -f fink selfupdate
Either will bring you the newest
Q4.2: When I try to install stuff I get 'Can't resolve dependency "fink (>= 0.28.0)"'
A: Apply the fix from the prior entry.
Q4.3: Fink tells me to run 'sudo apt-get install libgettext3-dev=0.14.5-2' to clear up inconsistent dependencies but I'm still stuck.
A: There is a timestamp issue with the libgettext3 package description: 0.14.5-2 is an outdated version. Run
fink index -f fink update libgettext3-dev
to update the package description cache and then the package.
Q4.4: Fink tells me 'Can't resolve dependency "dpkg (>= 1.10.21-1229)" for package "dpkg-base-files-0.3-1"'. How do I solve this?
A: There is a timestamp issue with the updated dpkg package description. Run
fink index -f fink selfupdate
to update the package description cache and then to install