gcc43 installed corrupted receipt; made MacPorts unusable

Anders F Björklund afb at macports.org
Thu Sep 13 05:48:57 PDT 2007

Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> I don't know enough about tcl to understand why the original version 
> was unacceptable, and in particular, if it was unacceptable, why it 
> didn't blow up much earlier. What surprised me was that "port lint" 
> didn't find anything wrong, and that "port install" didn't complain at 
> all about the port, until the entire thing exploded during the install 
> phase. "port info" gave a slight clue when it printed "(Variants: 
> universal, darwin_8, powerpc, )" (the two variants didn't show up, but 
> there was a comma and a blank after the powerpc variant). "port 
> variants" similarly didn't show the two variants, but had an extra 
> blank line at the end.

portlint.tcl doesn't check variants yet, but it's probably a good idea 
to have the rest of the port system know to check enough as to not 
corrupt the registry on faulty port installation anyway ?


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