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<h1><a href="http://fink.sourceforge.net/news/#2006-07-01%20July%20is%20%22Fink%20Update%20Month%22">July is "Fink Update Month"</a></h1>
Fink users on PowerPC machines are advised to update their copies of
fink from the old "10.4-transitional" tree to the more recent "10.4"
tree. We plan to discontinue the 10.4-transitional tree
by the end of July, 2006.
Some background: along with OS X 10.4 came a new version of the g++ compiler
(one of the workhorses of Fink), which produced code that was binary
incompatible with previous versions. Fink, when using the 10.4-transitional
tree, mixes the new gcc-4.0 compiler with the older g++-3.3 compiler.
This strategy gave us some extra time to make packages compatible with
g++-4.0. The time has now come to complete that transition, and rely
exclusively on the newer tree. The update, however, is slightly
complicated since all packages using or providing g++ libraries must
be rebuilt in the correct order.
If you are using OS X 10.4, you can
find out if you need to update your Fink installation
by running the command
fink --version. If the Distribution version is 0.8.1.cvs
or 0.8.1.rsync, you do not need to update. However, if the
Distribution version is 0.8.0.cvs or 0.8.0.rsync, you should update,
as described below.
Many users will prefer to remove their fink installations and
start anew with the 0.8.1 installer. Others will prefer to use the
tarball (v. 0.3)</a> (around 12 MB), which includes
precompiled versions of the basic fink packages as well as a script which
will attempt to update an existing fink installation. Please consult
the README file which you will find within the 10.4-update directory
(after unpacking the tarball) for further instructions.
</p><p>URL: <a href="http://fink.sourceforge.net/news/#2006-07-01%20July%20is%20%22Fink%20Update%20Month%22">http://fink.sourceforge.net/news/#2006-07-01%20July%20is%20%22Fink%20Update%20Month%22</a></p>