[MacPorts] #56545: Cannot install socat

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#56545: Cannot install socat
 Reporter:  yckelvin  |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect    |     Status:  new
 Priority:  Normal    |  Milestone:
Component:  ports     |    Version:
 Keywords:            |       Port:
 Dear SIr/Madam,

 I follow the steps to install the MacPorts and agree the license to Xcode,
 when I install the socat by command "sudo port install socat" and I get

 Error: Failed to activate ncurses: Image error: /opt/local/bin/captoinfo
 already exists and does not belong to a registered port.  Unable to
 activate port ncurses. Use 'port -f activate ncurses' to force the
 Error: See
 for details.
 Error: Follow https://guide.macports.org/#project.tickets to report a bug.
 Error: Processing of port socat failed

 I follow the steps to activate ncurses but I get

 Error: Insufficient privileges to write to MacPorts install prefix.

 Please advise how I can install the socat? Is there any drawback to the
 port activation ?

 Best regards,


Ticket URL: <https://trac.macports.org/ticket/56545>
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