Fink is a package manager that provides ports of popular Unix software for Macs running OS X

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GVim Crashes In Edit Mode

I currently have vim installed on my MacBook Pro via fink. I can edit files just fine in vim, but when I enter edit mode in gvim, it crashes with the following error. Vim: Caught deadly signal ABRT ...
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Macports and Fink - co-exist OK?

I have a Mac with OS 10.6.8 and with Fink currently installed. I would like install Macports and use that as well. Is there any reason I should not do this ? What risks are involved ?
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How can I install the latest libxml2 on Mac 10.6 using Fink?

I have installed fink, but when I type: fink list then libxml2 (or any libxml package) is not found in the list. It's clearly there in the library on the fink site. How can I do this?
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How to install fink when behind proxy?

I'm having a Mac computer at work, and the internet connection is through HTTP proxy. I want to install fink (or macports, doesn't really matter), to have all the useful utilities (like mc). I've set ...
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How do I properly configure my .xinitrc file to start the openbox session manager

I've installed openbox twice - once with Fink, and once with MacPorts. Both installations yield the same result: startx terminates with an error diagnostic from xinit. I have a working .xinitrc for ...
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Using fink to download 'g77'

I tried to use fink to download 'g77' which is a fortran compiler. This failed because the package doesn't exist. Does anyone else know where I could download g77? I'm Mac osx 10.7.2
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Error installing Fink on Mac Os X (“Argument 10.10 does not match the expected value of…”)

I'm trying to install fink on Mac, from source as there is no installer for 10.10. However I get this error when running the bootstrap command : $ ./bootstrap Checking package...UNIVERSAL->import ...
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Grep errors after fink installation on Mac OS X 10.9.5

I just installed fink on my Mac. At the end of installation I received the following error message (also including the last several lines above the error): checking how to run the C preprocessor... ...
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Fink hangs with “IPC failure: Operation not permitted”

On OS X 10.7, I tried to install enlightenment via a fresh installation of Fink. cd /sw/bin ./fink install enlightenment Scanning package description files.......... Then nothing happens. ...
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Install dpkg without Fink or MacPorts on a mac

I don't want to use either of Fink or MacPorts, because I use Homebrew. I need to use dkpg, but it isn't included in Homebrew, and it fails when trying to compile it from source with: $ make make ...