port contents provides?

Bradley Giesbrecht pixilla at macports.org
Mon Feb 7 09:22:32 PST 2011

On Feb 6, 2011, at 2:57 PM, Joshua Root wrote:

> On 2011-2-7 05:21 , Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On Feb 6, 2011, at 11:58, Bradley Giesbrecht wrote:
>>> "port provides /opt/local/sbin/postfix" correctly shows the file  
>>> is provided by port:postfix while "port contents postfix" does not  
>>> list "/opt/local/sbin/postfix".
>>> How can this be?
>> I can't think of a way for that to be. It's not that way on my  
>> system. You appear to be missing dozens of files in your postfix  
>> install. (See the list of files my postfix port provides,  
>> attached.) Try reinstalling postfix.
> Your list is specifically missing a contiguous block of files from the
> middle of the correct list. Are you sure your terminal isn't just  
> doing
> something weird with the output? Mine does that sometimes, and I've
> never been able to figure out why, or fix it short of closing the tab
> and opening a new one.

Appears to be weird terminal/ssh behavior. Logging into the remote  
machine this morning to resume work and the result of the "port  
contents postfix" command appears to be a complete list.

This shell behavior is scary. I'm glad I didn't take any drastic  


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