if this is the case I think we should look into this? anyone else see this
Okay, I think I found the problem.
After trying everything short of reinstalling from scratch (threw out
preferences, removed packages, etc.) I ran "fink configure" and when it
asked what alternate directory to look for sources, it had a  for the
default. Humm, I set it to /sw/src and it added a "FetchAltDir: /sw/src"
line to my fink.conf file. That did the trick. Checking on my other
system, it too had this line in the fink.conf file.
I don't quite understand why this is an alternate directory, isn't this
the default location for fink? In any case, it didn't seem to make any
difference to the command line tools, but it made a big difference to
This seems like a bug report or a new feature request to have
FinkCommander default to the /sw/src for source tarballs.