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fink-0.45.4 released
The Fink Project has released fink-0.45.4. This is a minor upgrade to support XQuartz 2.8.
This release does not yet support macOS 11 (Big Sur) or macOS 12 (Monterey). Support for those two r...
fink-0.45.3 released
The Fink Project has released fink-0.45.3. This is a minor behavioral fix for an issue introduced in 0.45.2. With this release, the default prefix for new installs is reverted to /sw for all macOS...
fink-0.45.2 released
The Fink Project has released fink-0.45.2. This release provides support for all macOS releases up to and including 10.15.7. Most importantly, it changes the default install path location to /opt/s...
fink-0.45.1 released
The Fink Project has released fink-0.45.1. This release provides support for all macOS releases up to and including 10.15.4, as well as support for users running the zsh shell. Run fink selfupdate...
Further 10.15 (Catalina) and Xcode11 upgrade details
If upgrading to macOS 10.15 (Catalina) from an earlier macOS release, your existing Fink install will cease to work if installed outside /opt (such as to the previous default /sw) and must be reins...
10.15 (Catalina) and Xcode11 information
Fink 0.45.0 and up support the upcoming 10.15 release, but there are some important things to note:
Apple locked down the / (root) directory where Fink normally installs (in /sw by defaul...
fink-0.45.0 released
The Fink Project has released fink-0.45.0. This release provides support for macOS 10.14.5 and up, including preliminary support for macOS 10.15beta. This release also provides full support for .ap...
Fink mirrors are back
Thanks to the work of Fink members Chris Z and Justin H, the finkmirrors.net domain is operational once again.
We are looking for new mirror owners to extend our mirroring service. If you can...
Issues with macOS 10.14.5
Apple's release of macOS 10.14.5 updated the system perl version from 5.18.2 to 5.18.4. This update broke bootstrapping fresh installs, as well as existing perl modules dependent on perl-5.18.2...
fink-0.44.1 released
The Fink Project has released fink-0.44.1. This is primarily a bugfix release to fix bootstrapping or using the Install Fink.tool script, but with some additional optimization updates behind the s...
Mirrors currently down
Fink's finkmirrors.net domain is currently down. This will affect users selfupdating via rsync, as well as those using the binary distribution.
In order to keep your Fink distribution up...
fink-0.44.0 released
The Fink Project has released fink-0.44.0. This release now supports macOS 10.14 (Mojave), as well as Java 10. Usefink selfupdate to install it.
The best update sequence from going to 10.9-...
fink-0.43.1 released
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...
fink-0.43.0 released
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 o...
fink-0.42.0 released
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...

Recent Package Updates
vim-nox-8.2.3651-1 (Improved version of the editor "vi")
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2021-11-22 23:00:08
vim-8.2.3651-1 (Improved version of the editor "vi")
<pre>VIM adds many of the features that you would expect in an editor:Unlimited undo, syntax coloring, split windows, visual selection,graphical user interface (read: menus, mouse control, sc...
2021-11-22 23:00:08
mupdf-1.18.0-2 (Lightweight PDF and XPS viewer)
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2021-11-22 07:00:08
mupdf-dev-1.18.0-2 (Lightweight PDF and XPS viewer)
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libtool2-shlibs-2.4.6-6 (Shared libraries for libtool, v2.x)
<pre>GNU libtool knows how to build shared libraries on a wide range ofplatforms. It is designed to work with autoconf to add painless sharedlibrary support to GNU packages.libtool-2.x is a m...
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libtool2-2.4.6-6 (Shared library build helper, v2.x)
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2021-11-21 02:00:07
perl5302-core-5.30.2-2 (Core files for perl, v. 5.30.2)
<pre>Perl is a high-level programming language with roots in C, sed, awkand shell scripting. Perl is good at handling processes and files,and is especially good at handling text. Perl's...
2021-11-20 10:00:07
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<pre>Perl is a high-level programming language with roots in C, sed, awkand shell scripting. Perl is good at handling processes and files,and is especially good at handling text. Perl's...
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perl5282-5.28.2-3 (The Perl programming language, v. 5.28.2)
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2021-11-20 10:00:07
perl5302-5.30.2-2 (The Perl programming language, v. 5.30.2)
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2021-11-20 10:00:07
pygobject2-py27-dev-2.20.0-6 (Tools for compiling against pygobject)
<pre>The original pygtk2-py binding set split into pygtk2-gtk-py and pygobject2-pycommit log from Daniel Macks (dmacks@netspace.org): Expand libtool's darwin20 patch to include darwin2...
2021-11-19 18:00:07
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<pre>The iODBC (intrinsic Open Database Connectivity) driver manager iscompatible with the ODBC 2.x and 3.x specification and performs allthe jobs of a ODBC driver manager (i.e. driver loadin...
2021-11-19 18:00:07
libgraphviz238-dev-2.49.3-1 (Development files for graphviz)
<pre>graphviz is a set of graph drawing tools for Unix or MS-Windows (win32), including a web service interface (webdot). Graph drawing addresses the problem of visualizing structural informa...
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mysql-unified-5.0.96-6 (Open Source SQL database)
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2021-11-19 18:00:07
mysql-unified-dev-5.0.96-6 (Open Source SQL database - library headers)
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2021-11-19 18:00:07
libgraphviz238-nox-dev-2.49.3-1 (Development files for graphviz)
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2021-11-19 18:00:07
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2021-11-19 18:00:07
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2021-11-19 18:00:07
redland-bin-1.0.17-4 (RDF manipulation library)
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2021-11-19 18:00:07
redland-dev-1.0.17-4 (RDF manipulation library)
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2021-11-19 18:00:07
redland-shlibs-1.0.17-4 (RDF manipulation library)
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pygobject2-py27-shlibs-2.20.0-6 (Python bindings for the Glib2 gobject library)
<pre>The original pygtk2-py binding set split into pygtk2-gtk-py and pygobject2-pycommit log from Daniel Macks (dmacks@netspace.org): Expand libtool's darwin20 patch to include darwin2...
2021-11-19 18:00:07
libmythes1.2.0-dev-1.2.4-1 (Simple thesaurus)
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2021-11-19 18:00:07
graphviz-2.49.3-1 (Graph visualization software (binaries))
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2021-11-19 18:00:07
libiodbc2-shlibs-3.52.15-1 (Intrinsic ODBC libraries)
<pre>The iODBC (intrinsic Open Database Connectivity) driver manager iscompatible with the ODBC 2.x and 3.x specification and performs allthe jobs of a ODBC driver manager (i.e. driver loadin...
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pygobject2-py27-2.20.0-6 (Python bindings for the Glib2 gobject library)
<pre>The original pygtk2-py binding set split into pygtk2-gtk-py and pygobject2-pycommit log from Daniel Macks (dmacks@netspace.org): Expand libtool's darwin20 patch to include darwin2...
2021-11-19 18:00:07
graphviz-nox-2.49.3-1 (Graph visualization software (binaries))
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2021-11-19 18:00:07
mysql-unified-shlibs-5.0.96-6 (Open Source SQL database - Shared libraries)
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2021-11-19 18:00:07
mysql-unified-client-5.0.96-6 (Open Source SQL database - Client)
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2021-11-19 18:00:07
libmythes1.2.0-shlibs-1.2.4-1 (Simple thesaurus)
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2021-11-19 18:00:07
dbd-csv-pm5162-0.52-1 (DBI driver for CSV files)
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sys-syslog-pm5162-0.35-1 (Perl interface to the UNIX syslog(3) calls)
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2021-11-19 11:00:11