problems w/ fink


i just downloaded fink and i am trying to install some packages w/ apt-get. i type in

sudo apt-get install xfree86

and it downloads the files and seems to be going fine. but then this

dpkg: `install-info' not found on PATH.
dpkg: `update-rc.d' not found on PATH.
dpkg: 2 expected program(s) not found on PATH.
NB: root's PATH should usually contain /usr/local/sbin, /usr/sbin and /sbin.
E: Sub-process /sw/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

come on the screen. i have checked my PATH and both of those directories are in it. does anyone know what could be wrong?


There is a double-clickable install for XFree available at versiontracker. I realize that doesn't help your fink problem. But it will at least get you XFree. Do you have the Developers Tools installed? I believe they are required because they add more 'NIX commands and such (such as 'make').

Red Phoenix

Using just apt-get you do not need the Developer's Tools, I believe. Unfortunately, I cannot help you any more though, because I use Fink to compile everything for me (there are more packages available and it stays more current this way). I would definitely suggest taking a look at and check the documentation and FAQ pages there. Many questions are answered there.