Fink Error While Upgrading from 10.4-Transitional to 10.4 Final

While upgrading Fink from the the 10.4-Transitional branch to the 10.4 final branch you may get an error similar to this after running

Can’t locate Fink/ in @INC (@INC contains: /System/Library/Perl/5.8.6/darwin-thread-multi-2level
/System/Library/Perl/5.8.6 /Library/Perl/5.8.6/darwin-thread-multi-2level /Library/Perl/5.8.6 /Library/Perl
/Network/Library/Perl/5.8.6/darwin-thread-multi-2level /Network/Library/Perl/5.8.6 /Network/Library/Perl
/System/Library/Perl/Extras/5.8.6/darwin-thread-multi-2level /System/Library/Perl/Extras/5.8.6/Library/Perl/5.8.1/darwin-thread-multi-2level /Library/Perl/5.8.1 .) at ./ line 36.

To fix the problem, execute the script with this command:

sudo env PERL5LIB=$PERL5LIB ./

You may need to add the “/sw/lib/perl5/Fink” to your PERL5LIB environment variable which can be modified by editing your .bash_profile file in your home directory.

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Unable to Move Fink Directory Error when trying to Self Update

Fink is a great program that makes installing open source applications easy in OS X. One day when running self update in fink I got an error that said the process was unable to move the Fink directory. To fix this error you need to remove the old fink directory and its associated temporary file:

sudo rm -R /sw/fink.old
sudo rm fink.tmp

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