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

2016-07-30: Development support for 10.12-

The Fink Project has created a github branch named sierra-alpha-bravo for 10.12 development. This is accessible via git as well as through the branch webpage.

2016-07-30: fink-0.39.4 released-

The Fink Project has released fink-0.39.4 for 10.9-10.11. This officially supports 10.9.0-10.11.5 and incorporates bug fixes and enhancements. The best update sequence from going to 10.9 or 10.10 to 10.11 is as follows:

0) Start on 10.9 or 10.10.

1) fink cleanup --deb

2) fink selfupdate

3) fink selfupdate

4) Update to 10.11

If you happen to have updated your OS X before updating Fink, you can download a .deb archive , and install it using sudo dpkg -i fink_0.39.4-101_darwin-x86_64.deb from the directory where you downloaded it.

2015-10-31: fink-0.39.2 released-

The Fink Project has released fink-0.39.2 for 10.9-10.11. This incorporates bug fixes and enhancements. The best update sequence from going to 10.9 or 10.10 to 10.11 is as follows:

0) Start on 10.9 or 10.10.

1) fink cleanup --deb

2) fink selfupdate

3) fink selfupdate

4) Update to 10.11

If you happen to have updated your OS X before updating Fink, you can download a .deb archive , and install it using sudo dpkg -i fink_0.39.2-101_darwin-x86_64.deb from the directory where you downloaded it.

   

 Recent Package Updates

2016-08-29: www-mechanize-pm5162-1.73-1 (Handy web browsing in a Perl object)
2016-08-29: www-mechanize-pm5182-1.73-1 (Handy web browsing in a Perl object)
2016-08-28: test-requiresinternet-pm5162-0.05-1 (Easily test network connectivity)
2016-08-28: test-requiresinternet-pm5182-0.05-1 (Easily test network connectivity)
2016-08-28: cgi-pm5162-3.64-1 (Simple Common Gateway Interface Class)
2016-08-28: cgi-pm5182-3.64-1 (Simple Common Gateway Interface Class)
2016-08-27: http-response-encoding-pm5162-0.06-1 (Adds encoding() to HTTP::Response)
2016-08-27: http-response-encoding-pm5182-0.06-1 (Adds encoding() to HTTP::Response)
2016-08-27: jwhois-4.0-1 (Improved Whois client (command line))
2016-08-27: libavcodec57-3.0-shlibs-3.1.3-1 (Audio/video encoders and decoders libraries)
2016-08-27: pngcrush-1.8.5-1 (Optimizer for PNG files)
2016-08-27: vim-nox-7.4.2263-1 (Improved version of the editor "vi")
2016-08-27: vim-7.4.2263-1 (Improved version of the editor "vi")
2016-08-26: hexcurse-1.60.0-1 (Terminal-based hex editor)
2016-08-26: gawk-4.1.4-1 (The Awk processing language, GNU edition)
2016-08-25: experimental-pm-0.013-1 (Smart matching utilities)
2016-08-25: capture-tiny-pm-0.44-1 (Capture STDOUT and STDERR output streams)
2016-08-25: readonly-pm-2.00-1 (Create read-only scalars, arrays, hashes)
2016-08-25: net-ldap-pm5182-0.65-1 (Net::LDAP)
2016-08-25: net-ldap-pm5162-0.65-1 (Net::LDAP)
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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: