install from local repository

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Sat Apr 23 18:23:28 PDT 2016

On Sat, Apr 23, 2016 at 9:18 PM, Abdulrahman Alshammari <a.turqi at
> wrote:

> Error: Unable to execute port: Could not open file:
> /Users/Abdulrahman/Desktop/ports/devel/civl/Portfile

By default the "macports" user that is used to do builds etc. MacPorts
tries to avoid actually doing things as root unless necessary) will not be
able to access anything in your home directory. You could change Unix
permissions or use ACLs to grant the macports user access. Remember that it
needs at least "search" ("execute") on every directory leading to the one
containing the file.

You could use the Finder's Get Info to change ACLs, or see "chmod -e" ("man

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