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    2017-04-18
    The Fink Project has released fink-0.43.1. This is a bugfix release. Usefink selfupdate to install it.

    If you happen to have updated your OS X before updating fink, follow the "Fixing updates when you have installed High Sierra before updating fink" instructions below, and then run fink selfupdate again.

    2017-03-28
    The Fink Project has released fink-0.43.0. This release supports using git or svn to update packages instead of cvs, particularly to work through firewalls via HTTPS. Use fink selfupdate-git or fink selfupdate-svn to switch to one of those methods. This release officially supports 10.9.0-10.13.4. It also enhances support for Oracle's Java 9 as well as the 2017 release of Apple's legacy Java. In addition, it incorporates other bug fixes and enhancements. The best update sequence from going to 10.9-10.12 to 10.13 is as follows:

    0) Start on 10.9-10.12. Don't update your OS yet.

    1) In a terminal window, run fink selfupdate and install fink-0.42.0

    2) Update to High Sierra.

    3) In a terminal window, run fink reinstall fink.

    If you happen to have updated your OS X before updating fink, follow the "Fixing updates when you have installed High Sierra before updating fink" instructions below, and then run fink selfupdate again.

    2017-10-07
    The Fink Project has released fink-0.42.0 to provide High Sierra (10.13) support. This release officially supports 10.9.0-10.13.0. It also adds support for Oracle's Java 9. In addition, it incorporates other bug fixes and enhancements. The best update sequence from going to 10.9-10.12 to 10.13 is as follows:

    0) Start on 10.9-10.12. Don't update your OS yet.

    1) In a terminal window, run fink selfupdate and install fink-0.42.0

    2) Update to High Sierra.

    3) In a terminal window, run fink reinstall fink.

    If you happen to have updated your OS X before updating fink, follow the "Fixing updates when you have installed High Sierra before updating fink" instructions below, and then run fink selfupdate again.

    2017-10-03
    If you have updated to High Sierra before updating fink, your fink command won't be able to function any more. Fortunately, a workaround is now available.

    1) Download an updated fink.

    2) In a terminal window, run sudo dpkg -i fink_0.42.0-121_darwin-x86_64.deb from the directory where you downloaded the file.

    2017-09-28
    Because of a recent Sourceforge outage, we haven't been able to do a proper fink release that supports High Sierra. However, since the fink source on Github isn't affected by this, it is possible to get a pre-release version out of our git repository and install that.

    The following sequence of steps should allow you to update your Fink installation on 10.9 (Mavericks) or later for High Sierra. 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or earlier have no supported upgrade path.

    0) Don't update your OS yet!

    1) Download a copy of the repository archive and uncompress it if your browser doesn't do that automatically.

    2) Open a Terminal window and change to the resulting fink-master directory e.g. cd ~/Downloads/fink-master .

    3) Run the command sudo ./inject.pl to update fink.

    4) Update your OS to High Sierra.

    5) Open a Terminal window and run fink reinstall fink to reset your distribution.

    For new installs on High Sierra:

    1) Install the Xcode 9 command-line tools by running sudo xcode-select --install in a Terminal window.

    2) Install the latest JDK from Oracle, e.g. by running javac in a Terminal window.

    3) Follow steps 1-2) from the upgrade instructions above.

    4) Run sudo ./bootstrap

    5) The default bootstrap operation will error out at the end for the time being, until an official High Sierra binary distribution has been uploaded. Go ahead and run /sw/bin/pathsetup.sh as usual, however.

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