Sounds like Fink will have another competition from the open source land. It seems that Portage from Gentoo will be available soon. It is a good news - I think I like BSD's port system better than installing the binary, aka apt-get. For example, while all I need is a console version of vim, apt-get from Fink will somehow force me to install gtk+-libs because the X11 version requires it. Where as building straight from the source enables yourself to be the configurator as well as packager - you pick whatever option you want to include in your build.