Fink for 10.9

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Fink on OS X 10.9

An existing fink installation will survive the OS X upgrade, but unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a simple upgrade path for fink that will enable you to keep it updated. The reason for this is the replacement of the default compiler with clang (instead of gcc). Therefore the current recommendation is to bootstrap-compile fink from scratch.

If you would rather avoid that, feel free to use my base install. This is a tarball of my bootstrap into /sw on 10.9, before adding anything (see Quick Start below).

In addition, you will have to install or re-install some other stuff:

You will need the 10.9 command-line tools

Even if you already have installed Xcode 5.0, you will most likely need to install Java, and you will need to install the command-line tools specific for 10.9. The latter can be obtained from Apple's Developer Website and is entitled “Command Line Tools (OS X Mavericks) for Xcode - Late October Oct 22, 2013"

You will need to re-install X11

See description on Quick Start Page

Quick Start

Download it:

curl -O

Move it to the root level:

sudo mv fink_sw_10.9.base_install.tgz  /.

Move whatever you have in /sw out of the way, eg:

sudo mv /sw  /sw.10.8

Unpack it:

sudo tar xvfz  fink_sw_10.9.base_install.tgz

Then source it and configure it as suits you:

source /sw/bin/
fink configure

Slow Start

If you would rather bootstrap it yourself, you can get the source from here:

No Start

If you want to use your current 10.8 fink installation, you might be able to get away with it if you do the following:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -f install

This will remove obsolete perl modules.

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

If you are using my repository from 10.8, this will still work. At least for now.

Use my 10.9 repositories

Sorry, these no longer exist. (I've updated everything to 10.11.x.)

Fink still maintains theirs. However, you really should upgrade. It is free.

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