Switching to the Rsync Upgrade Method
The fink package manager now offers upgrading via rsync, as an alternative to the CVS upgrade method. If you are having troubles with CVS, though, you may not be able to use the CVS method to upgrade the package manager!
If you are having difficulties upgrading, you should first obtain the source
tarball for fink (version 0.14.0 or later) at
SourceForge File List page for Fink.
tar -xfz to unpack the tarball, then
into the directory it creates, and run the command
That should install the latest package manager. After it is installed,
running the command
fink selfupdate-rsync will switch you
to the new method. Once you have switched, you can do subsequent updates
with the simple command