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ablack6596

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When ever I try to download something usinf Fink I get this error does anyone kno what is wrong?

Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
apt
The following NEW packages will be installed:
type1inst xfont-base xfree86-base xfree86-rootless
WARNING: The following essential packages will be removed
This should NOT be done unless you know exactly what you are doing!
apt
0 packages upgraded, 4 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 44.7MB/44.7MB of archives. After unpacking 0B will be used.
You are about to do something potentially harmful
To continue type in the phrase 'Yes, do as I say!'
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Get:1 http://fink.sourceforge.net current/main xfree86-base 4.1.0-6 [41.1MB]
Err http://fink.sourceforge.net current/main xfree86-base 4.1.0-6
Error writing to output file - write (5 Input/output error)
Err http://fink.sourceforge.net release/main xfree86-rootless 4.1.99.20010727-2
Bad header line
Failed to fetch http://fink.sourceforge.net/bindist...ystem/xfree86-base_4.1.0-6_darwin-powerpc.deb Error writing to output file - write (5 Input/output error)
Failed to fetch http://fink.sourceforge.net/bindist...rootless_4.1.99.20010727-2_darwin-powerpc.deb Bad header line
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?
Some errors occurred while unpacking. I'm going to configure the
packages that were installed. This may result in duplicate errors
or errors caused by missing dependencies. This is OK, only the errors
above this message are important. Please fix them and run nstall again
Press enter to continue.
 

ablack6596

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the choice of downlaoding the files off of the internet it gone so know i can't even try to downlaod anything someone help.
 

Red Phoenix

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You can just remove the /sw folder (assuming that /sw is where you have Fink installed), and also the /usr/X11R6 folder if you managed to get X-Free86 installed. I've done this once or twice with no problems. If there aren't any Fink or X11 applications running, type in the Terminal

sudo rm -rf /sw

This will ask for your administrative password. I didn't catch if X-Free86 actually got installed, but if it was, you can type

sudo rm -rf /usr/X11R6

I'd suggest copying and pasting those commands just to make sure you don't make any typos, since they are rather dangerous commands.

I hope this works, and a new installation solves things.

Edit: Ironically, I had a type in one of the commands...
 
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