Creating Fink Packages

This manual documents how to create package descriptions for the Fink package manager. It also provides a policy and guidelines for the Fink distribution. Both the description format and the distribution policy are still evolving, so watch the "Last changed" info and the CVS tag on this page to detect updates. What you're reading right now is a description of the format and policy used in post-0.9.0 development versions of the fink package manager.

If you create packages for Fink, you may want to subscribe to the fink-devel mailing list. If you are looking for a way to help out with Fink, and you have skills in this area, you might consider adopting a package which currently has no maintainer.