From OS X Scientific Computing
Bootstrap Compilation: 10.4 branch (including Intel)
If you have problems with the above, or simply prefer to compile everything yourself (for finer control), do this:
Download the latest fink version
Download the latest fink tarball from sourceforge. Create a temporary directory to unpack this, eg:
mkdir -p src/fink cd src/fink tar xvfz fink-0.xx.yy.tar.gz
cd into the directory this creates, and issue the following command:
This will take awhile. Tell it to create fink in /sw unless you have a compelling reason to do otherwise. (Doing otherwise will prevent you from using precompiled debian binaries from fink or from me).
Configure it to run Unstable
Edit the file /sw/etc/fink.conf, and change the line that looks like this
Trees: local/main stable/main stable/crypto
Trees: local/main stable/main stable/crypto unstable/main unstable/crypto
Issue the commands
fink selfupdate fink update-all
Now you have an up to date package listing and base fink installation of the 10.4 tree.
Using "Unstable" packages
If you need a lot of packages from the unstable branch of fink, here is How to Activate the Unstable Branch in fink.