MacPorts 1.4.1 released for self update

Dave Hill dave at
Mon Apr 16 14:57:19 PDT 2007

In article <EF666B3B-1B9F-4C67-890A-92259A131643 at>,
 James Berry <jberry at> wrote:

> MacPorts 1.4.1 has been released for selfupdate. It should hit the  
> rsync servers within an hour or so.
> If you already have macports installed, simply "sudo port  
> selfupdate". If  you're doing a new install, install from the 1.4.0  
> disk image, then do a selfupdate.

Doesn't work on 10.3.9.

"sudo port -v selfupdate" ends with:

checking for xml2-config... /usr/bin/xml2-config
checking for libxml >= 2.6.11... 2.6.16
checking libxml/xmlwriter.h usability... no
checking libxml/xmlwriter.h presence... no
checking for libxml/xmlwriter.h... no
configure: error: Cannot build without libxml2
configure: error: ./configure failed for src/programs/xar

It's picking up the xml2-config from the BSD package which points it at 
/usr/include/libxml2/libxml - the contents of which come from the DevSDK 
package and don't include xmlwriter.h

If I temporarily rename xml2-config out of the way it doesn't find the 
one from dports, it just says it can't find xml2-config at all.

Do I still have a functioning 1.4.0 install or am I hosed?


Dave Hill - dave at hillcroft dot org dot uk

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