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

2019-03-14: 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 scenes. Usefink selfupdate to install it.

The best update sequence from going to 10.9-10.13 to 10.14 is as follows:

0) Start on 10.9-10.13. Don't update your OS yet.

1) In a terminal window, run fink selfupdate and install fink-0.44.1

2) Update to Mojave.

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

2019-02-25: 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 to date, please run the following commands:

  • Run fink selfupdate-git to change your update method from rsync to git.
  • Run fink configure to turn off using the binary to download pre-compiled packages.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

2019-01-16: 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 10.9-10.13 to 10.14 is as follows:

0) Start on 10.9-10.13. Don't update your OS yet.

1) In a terminal window, run fink selfupdate and install fink-0.44.0

2) Update to Mojave.

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

   

 Recent Package Updates

2019-04-16: gd3-2.2.5-2 (Graphics generation library)
2019-04-16: nano-cur-2.9.2+git20180125142845-2 (OBSOLETE: use package 'nano')
2019-04-16: nano-small-4.1-1 (Free Pico clone with some new features)
2019-04-16: nano-4.1-1 (Free Pico clone with some new features)
2019-04-16: nano-noutf8-4.1-1 (Free Pico clone with some new features)
2019-04-15: nginx-cur-1.13.8-2 (OBSOLETE: use package 'nginx')
2019-04-14: nginx-1.14.2-1 (Small, powerful, scalable web/proxy server)
2019-04-14: help2man-perl5162-1.47.9-1 (Generates man pages from program output)
2019-04-14: help2man-perl5182-1.47.9-1 (Generates man pages from program output)
2019-04-14: bowtie2-2.3.5-1 (Ultrafast memory-efficient short read aligner)
2019-04-13: vim-8.1.1170-1 (Improved version of the editor "vi")
2019-04-13: vim-nox-8.1.1170-1 (Improved version of the editor "vi")
2019-04-13: cran-chemometrics-r31-1.4.2-1 (Multivariate Statistical Analysis)
2019-04-13: cran-kohonen-r33-3.0.8-1 (Supervised/unsupervised self-organising maps)
2019-04-13: cran-hms-r33-0.4.2-1 (Pretty Time of Day)
2019-04-13: cran-rpart-r34-4.1-13-1 (GNU R Tools for recursive partitioning)
2019-04-13: cran-gower-r35-0.2.0-1 (Gower's Distance)
2019-04-13: cran-rcpparmadillo-r34-0.9.300.2.0-1 (Rcpp integration for Armadillo)
2019-04-13: cran-akima-r31-0.6-2-1 (Interpolation of irregularly spaced data)
2019-04-13: cran-cocorresp-r32-0.3-0-1 (Co-correspondence analysis methods)
2019-04-13: cran-dichromat-r34-2.0-0-1 (Color Schemes for Dichromats)
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Status

Fink currently supports 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, 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.

10.13 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 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 and GitHub provide 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: