The trouble with Fink ...


I downloaded and installed Fink (first 0.2.0 - which never worked - and then 0.1.8a) and it seems to run .... except that it does not install anything of note.

When trying to install the GIMP, it fails to find the URLs for some of the dependent packages.

The happens same for almost all the other packages too

The error is of the form ...

Failed: Can't find url for mirror X in configuration at /sw/fink/perlmod/Fink/Services/pm line 198 STDIN line1

Secondly, for the ones that seem to work, specifically screen, it tries to connect to ... and the connection times out

Does anyone know what is happening here?

P.S. I am sourcing the init.csh script before doing anything