Installation - 3. Upgrading Fink

You can update Fink with the built-in 'selfupdate' command. Note: this is not guaranteed to be sufficient if you updated OS X.

3.1 Updating The Package Manager

To update Fink, run the following command:

fink selfupdate

This will automatically update your existing Fink installation to use the latest package manager, and also update all essential packages. However, it will not update any other packages.

3.2 Updating Packages

The above updating steps will not update the actual packages, they only provide you with the means to do so. The easiest way to get the new packages is to use the 'update-all' command:

fink update-all

This will bring all installed packages to the latest version. If you don't want to do this (it may take some time), you can update individual packages with the 'update' command.

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