Fink Web site is down

2009-10-30 06:00 (GMT) update: The following rsync mirrors are reported to be working and up-to-date:


2009-10-29 10:40 (GMT) update: Martin Costabel has detected that some of the rsync mirrors are still stalled. The following ones are reported to be working and up-to-date:


If you use rsync to selfupdate, edit /sw/etc/fink.conf so that the rsync mirror you use (the line that starts with Mirror-rsync) is one of the above mirrors.

Also, should be working and up-to-date. Please report any issues to the fink-users mailing list.

2009-10-28 00:20 (GMT) update: is fixed and already working for some users (it might take some time for the changes to propagate to your DNS servers). This means that rsync selfupdate, source files, and bindists should be working. You might want to revert the changes that were made to /sw/etc/fink.conf and /sw/etc/apt/sources.list and run fink scanpackages.

As some of you might have noticed, our Fink Web site is down due to server issues. This also means that the rsync mirrors aren’t updating and the master mirror is unreachable. Whilst we sort this out, follow the (updated) instructions below. Don’t forget to make a backup copy of the original files.

We apologise for the inconvenience. Further news will be available on this blog and the mailing lists.


6 responses to “Fink Web site is down

  1. Pingback: Fink Web site is down « Chicago Mac/PC Support

  2. What kind of half-assed org, due to one server being down, screws anything up?

    Pretty lame, guys.

  3. @Fleischmann: You’re more than welcome to donate servers, pay for hosting and bandwidth, dedicate or pay for sysadmin man-hours, and otherwise positively contribute to the project. Please understand we are a (rather small) group of volunteers who work on the project in our spare time.

  4. Thanks for posting about this, I thought it was something wrong on my end.

    Hopefully this can get sorted out… I’m guessing there’s not much folks can do to help right now but if there is, let us know and maybe it’ll happen.

    Thanks for fink by the way

  5. Ignore people like Fleischman, they are the dead weight on the internet. I’ve been thru server troubles before, its never fun. Thanks for all your hard work, Fink has made my life a lot easier and a little server downtime is completely tolerable. Happens to the best of us… even gmail goes down sometimes.

  6. The website appears to be down again at the moment, and following these directions appears to have fink still trying to contact for selfupdate. I haven’t updated since 2008 — is there another configuration somewhere that I might be missing?

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