livecheck my ports (was: Re: universal syntax like livecheck?)

Kevin Ballard eridius at
Sat Jun 16 02:15:12 PDT 2007

It's basically a bug that it tries to write the statefile when doing  
a livecheck. The reason why this hasn't been fixed is it requires  
some significant changes to the targets subsystem to fix.

On Jun 15, 2007, at 7:28 AM, Vincent Lefevre wrote:

> On 2007-06-14 03:29:28 -0500, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> $ port livecheck maintainer:ryandesign
>> Error: Unable to execute port:
>> /opt/local/var/db/dports/build/ 
>> _Users_rschmidt_macports_dports_graphics_ImageMagick/ 
>> work/.darwinports.ImageMagick.state
>> is not writable - check permission on port directory
>> It's non-intuitive that it would have to write anything to disk  
>> when all
>> I'm asking it to do is check the contents of some remote web sites.
> I suppose that it's for a cache. I wonder if there shouldn't be a
> macports group so that regular users could be added to this group
> and no longer need to sudo.

Kevin Ballard
eridius at

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