Error installing MacPorts to alternate prefix

Craig Treleaven ctreleaven at
Wed Apr 2 10:16:03 PDT 2014


I've run into an error trying to install MacPorts 2.2.1.  Configure 
and make indicated no errors.  Make test complained:

>===> making test in src/port1.0
>/opt/local/bin/tclsh tests/portutil.tcl /opt/dvr/share/macports/Tcl
>couldn't read file 
>"/opt/dvr/share/macports/Tcl/macports1.0/macports_fastload.tcl": no 
>such file or directory
>     while executing
>"source [file join [lindex $argv 0] macports1.0 macports_fastload.tcl]"
>     (file "tests/portutil.tcl" line 5)
>make[2]: *** [test] Error 1
>make[1]: *** [test] Error 1
>make: *** [test] Error 1

Possibly being reckless, I went ahead with the make install...which 
wandered off into the weeds, muttering:

>/opt/local/bin/tclsh src/images_to_archives.tcl "/opt/dvr/share/macports/Tcl"
>can't find package msgcat
>     while executing
>"package require msgcat"
>     (file "/opt/dvr/share/macports/Tcl/registry2.0/registry.tcl" line 40)
>     invoked from within
>"source /opt/dvr/share/macports/Tcl/registry2.0/registry.tcl"
>     ("package ifneeded registry 1.0" script)
>     invoked from within
>"package require registry 1.0"
>     (file "src/images_to_archives.tcl" line 10)
>make: *** [install] Error 1

How can I put things back on track?  ;)

Full log attached.
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: macports221_install_error_2014Apr02.txt
Type: application/octet-stream
Size: 54784 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <>

More information about the macports-dev mailing list