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Problem encountered when installing fink on OS X

Hi experts,
I've originally post this question at Unix area: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Unix/Q_20785407.html
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weedCommented:
First update to 10.2.8. No reason not to. Then check out the new version of Fink that was released last night. http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/12077
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ljf1999Commented:
THere are two things that will create a /sw directory at root - one is Fink, one is the first OS X version of virex. Are you running Virex by chance? I would do the following: trash the /sw directory (don't empty the trash just yet, just in case...) install the new Virex, then install Fink. Actually, a third thing that may create a /sw folder is some .pkg files of unix/linux ports - for things such as the Gimp....
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R6Author Commented:
hi weed,
I've just updated to 10.2.8 as you said.  So, do i have to first remove the sw directory as ljf1999 said before i install the fink?
thank you
r6

hi ljf1999,
>>one is the first OS X version of virex. Are you running Virex by chance?
Yes indeed, i do have the Virex installed since November last year, i think it was version 7.0 or some like that.  I'm using 7.2 now.

So, what should i do now?  Install Virex again or?

thank you
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ljf1999Commented:
I would try moving the /sw folder to the desktop, then install fink, then install virex. That way you haven't deleted anyhting - in case you need to go back.
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R6Author Commented:
hi ljf1999,
I've first moved the /sw folder to the trash and executed the fink installer.  After the fink is installed, i've installed the lynx and pine.  Does that mean my Fink is fully functionable and there is no problem existed whatsoever?
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ljf1999Commented:
If fink can install without errors, I say you are good to go.
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