The Fink project wants to bring the full world of UnixOpen Source software toDarwin andMac 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 coherentdistribution.Fink uses Debian tools like dpkgand apt-get to provide powerful binary package management.You can choose whether you want to download precompiled binarypackages or build everything from source.Read more...

2021-03-06: 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 versions from 10.14 and earlier. Newer releases still default to /opt/sw. This will allow installs on macOS 10.14 and earlier to continue to use any available binary distributions. There are no other functional changes in this release compared to fink-0.45.2.

This release does not yet support macOS 11 (Big Sur).

2020-10-02: 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/sw for all supported macOS releases. This release also fixes bootstrapping problems when installing on macOS 10.15 with Xcode12. Run fink selfupdate to install the latest version. This release does not need any special preparation apart from those listed below if upgrading to macOS 10.15 from an earlier macOS release.

This release does not yet support macOS 11 (Big Sur).

2020-03-28: 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 to install the latest version. This release does not need any special preparation apart from those listed below if upgrading to macOS 10.15 from an earlier macOS release.

2021-10-06: fftw3-3.3.10-1 (Discrete Fourier Transform Lib (Ver 3))
2021-10-05: gerbv-2.6.0-4 (Gerber (RS-274X) CAM file viewing tool)
2021-10-03: go-1.16.6-1 (Concurrent programming language)
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Fink currently supports macOS 10.15 (Catalina), macOS 10.14 (Mojave), macOS 10.13 (High Sierra), macOS 10.12 (Sierra), OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), and continues to run on older versions of OS X, althoughofficial updates are no longer available for the older versions.Installation instructions can be found on our sourcerelease page.

Xcode must be installed before Fink.

10.15 Support: 10.15 users must install Xcode version 10.3 or later (via a free download from the AppStore, or must at least install the Command Line Tools for Xcode 10.3 (installable via xcode-select --install, or downloadable from Apple).

If you need X11 you should install Xquartz-2.7.11 or later from Xquartz.org.

10.13 and 10.14 Support: 10.13 and 10.14 users must install Xcode version 10.1 or later (via a free download from the AppStore, or must at least install the Command Line Tools for Xcode 10.1 (installable via xcode-select --install, or downloadable from Apple).

If you need X11 you should install Xquartz-2.7.11 or later from Xquartz.org.

10.12 Support: 10.12 users must install Xcode version 8.0 or later (via a free download from the AppStore, or must at least install the Command Line Tools for Xcode 6.0 for Sierra (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.

10.11 Support: 10.11 users must install Xcode version 7.0 or later (via a free download from the AppStore, or must at least install the Command Line Tools for Xcode 7.0 for El Capitan (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.

10.10 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 Appleor 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 leastinstall the Command Line Tools for Xcode 4.3 or later (downloadable from Appleor installable via the Xcode Preferences (4.3 or later). Followthe instructions in the 10.8 section above regarding how to check yourversion 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 areencouraged to upgrade Xcode to version 3.2.6, or to version 4.2.1 if youpaid for a 4.x Developer preview. Version 4.0.2 is known to have somebugs in its linker that prevent certain packages from building. Followthe instructions in the 10.8 section above regarding how to check yourversion and uninstall it, if needed.

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

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

If you are looking for the source files which correspond tobinaries distributed by the Fink project, please consultthis page forinstructions.

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

  • Report or view bugs
  • Submit a new Fink package (non-core developers)
  • Request a package that's not in Fink
  • Submit a patch for fink (the program)
  • Request a feature that's not in fink (the program)
  • Git (browseonline, access instructions)

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

Additional resources hosted outside SourceForge include:

  • The Fink developer wiki (now at a new location).
Fink
Stable release
binary distribution 0.9.0 / June 26, 2008; 13 years ago
Preview release
source distribution 0.44.1 / March 14, 2019; 2 years ago
Repository
Written inPerl
Operating systemmacOS
TypePackage Management
LicenseGNU General Public License
Websitewww.finkproject.org

The Fink project is an effort to port and package open-sourceUnix programs to macOS. Fink uses dpkg and APT (Debian's package management system), as well as its own frontend program, fink (which is implemented as a set of Perl modules).

Implementation[edit]

I will eventually forward this to the fink project but I have no hopes for acceptance regarding my omniorb efforts.

Fink Macos Versions

The Fink Team 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 and make it available for download as a coherent distribution. Oct 05, 2005 Installing Fink on Mac OS X. Eugenia Loli 2005-10-05 macOS 11 Comments. At its heart, Mac OS X is a Unix operating system. This means that plenty of Unix open source software compiles and runs on it. However, compiling software can be tedious, especially if it has many dependencies, or if it hasn’t been tested on Mac OS X. Download Fink for free. MacOS package manager. Fink brings the full world of Unix Open Source software to Darwin and macOS. Packages are downloaded and built automatically and installed into a tree.

Fink features a binary distribution for quick and easy installation using APT, as well as a more extensive source distribution.[1] In addition to command-line tools for handling packages, the shareware app Phynchronicity provides a GUI.

Fink can be used to install newer versions of packages installed by macOS or to install packages not included in macOS by Apple edict. Fink stores all its data in the directory /opt/sw for newer macOS releases and /sw for macOS 10.14 and earlier[2] (although this can be changed if initially compiling fink itself from source code). This goes against the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard's recommendation to use the /usr/localprefix; the reasons given in the Fink FAQ are that other installers might overwrite Fink's files under /usr/local, and that having an entirely separate directory makes it easier to disable the binaries and libraries that Fink installs.[3] Within Fink's directory, a FHS-like layout (/sw/bin, /sw/include, /sw/lib, etc.) is used.

History[edit]

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The Fink project was started in December 2000 by German hacker Christoph Pfisterer.The name Fink is German for finch and is a reference to the name of the macOS core, Darwin; Charles Darwin's study of diversity among finches led him eventually to the concept of natural selection.

Christoph Pfisterer left the project in November 2001.[4] Since then, several people have stepped in and picked up support for Fink. As of March 2008, the project was managed by 6 administrators, 89 developers, and an active community. As of March 2014, the Fink core team were made up of nine active developers, who are responsible for the central management of the project and maintain the 'essential' packages.[5][6]

The Fink community regularly adds support for the latest versions of macOS with their release. Latest Fink versions, starting with version 0.39, support OS X El Capitan.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^See for example http://www.finkproject.org/faq/usage-fink.php question 5.7. The source distribution's package database is at http://pdb.finkproject.org/pdb/ and by examining the details of an individual package it is possible to see which versions of macOS are supported, and whether a binary version is available.
  2. ^'Fink - Home'. www.finkproject.org. Retrieved 2021-09-02.
  3. ^'Fink – F.A.Q – General'. Retrieved 2009-01-23.
  4. ^Pfisterer, Christian. 'Christoph Pfisterer resigns from the fink project'. Archived from the original on 2008-09-23. Retrieved 2008-03-21.
  5. ^'Fink Contributors'. Retrieved 2013-03-07.
  6. ^'Organization of Fink'. Retrieved 2013-03-07.

Fink Macos

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External links[edit]

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