Unable to selfupdate (was: Re: Unable to enter new ticket.)

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Tue Jun 7 23:19:00 PDT 2011

On Jun 8, 2011, at 00:38, Scott Cherf wrote:

> Unable to self update.
> MacOS 10.6.6. Intel Core Duo 2.16GHz.


> configure: Using Apple Objective-C runtime
> checking for Apple Foundation library... no
> configure: WARNING: GNUSTEP_SYSTEM_ROOT is not defined in your environment, preventing the use of GNUstep's Foundation library
> configure: error: Could not find a working Foundation implementation
> DEBUG: Error installing new MacPorts base: shell command "cd /opt/local/var/macports/sources/rsync.macports.org/release/base && ./configure --prefix=/opt/local --with-tclpackage=/Library/Tcl --with-install-user=_unknown --with-install-group=_unknown --with-directory-mode=0755 --enable-readline && make && make install" returned error 1

Other occurrences of "Could not find a working Foundation implementation" that have been reported to us in the past seem to have been due to conflicting software installed in /usr/local [1] or /usr [2]. Do you have anything in /usr/local? If so, try moving it aside and selfupdating again. If that doesn't help, can you attach the config.log?

[1] https://trac.macports.org/ticket/28452

[2] https://trac.macports.org/ticket/20559

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