Is it safe to delete Fink folder after install?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by fliptomato, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. fliptomato Guest

    Hi All -- this is a completely 'newbie' question, but I'm afraid to do something that'd screw up my (new) MacBook.

    I've downloaded Fink and followed the instructions to install. I'm on Leopard, so I had to install from source since no binaries are available yet for OS X 10.5. I ended up with a "fink-0.28.1.tar" file in my Downloads folder. I untarred this file and got a folder "fink-0.28.1". After going into this folder I ran "bootstrap" to install.

    My question is this: is it now safe to delete the original tar file and the folder "fink-0.28.1" from my downloads folder?

    In general, I download programs as dmg/packages into my download directory. When I run them, they often produce app files in that same directory, and sometimes they produce extra folders. I know that I can move the .app file into my application folder, but when do I delete/also move any extra folders that are created?

  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    If I were you I'd save the tar file, just in case you need to reinstall Fink. It is definitely safe to delete the fink-0.28.1 folder in your downloads folder, though.

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