Install issues

Marshall Rodriquez marshall_rodriquez at
Tue Dec 5 13:26:07 PST 2006

On Dec 5, 2006, at 11:26 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Dec 5, 2006, at 11:32, Marshall Rodriquez wrote:
>> I tried looking through the mailing list archives and didn't see  
>> my big issue covered. Basically I've installed version 1.320 and  
>> get the following error when I try to run the selfupdate:
>> Marshall-Rodriquezs-Computer:/opt/local/bin marshallrodriquez$  
>> sudo ./port selfupdate
>> DarwinPorts base version 1.320 installed
>> Error: ./port: selfupdate failed: couldn't open "/opt/local/var/db/ 
>> dports/sources/ _dpupdate1/base/config/ 
>> dp_version": no such file or directory
>> I checked and the folder is there, though there is a space in it  
>> which seems to be the disconnect. Is that supposed to be there?
> Where is there a space? The path "/opt/local/var/db/dports/sources/ 
> rsync.rsync.macports.org_dpupdate1/base/config/dp_version" should  
> exist without any spaces in it. (My email program will probably  
> insert some into this message, but there shouldn't be any.)

The space is " _dpupdate1". It's in the error message and  
in the folder name, so it seems like it's deliberate, but it doesn't  
allow things to work. I'll try looking through the source and see if  
it's there somewhere.

>> I also checked the .profile file and the recommended paths are in  
>> there, but I still have to navigate to the /opt/local/bin  
>> directory to even run the command. I should also mention that I  
>> have to use the ./ to run the command, which makes me wonder if  
>> something is set up wrong since the documentations says it should  
>> work without it. I have tried setting up the older versions of  
>> DarwinPorts before I tracked down where the current source was, if  
>> that might give any indication. If someone has had this issue or  
>> know where I could read up on it, any help will be appreciated.  
>> Thank you
> I don't know about .profile; I use the file ~/.bash_profile and it  
> works fine. I include a line like this:
> export PATH=/opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:/opt/local/lib/mysql5/ 
> bin:$PATH

Will try this ASAP.

Marshall Rodriquez

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within  
limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add  
"within the limits of the law" because law is often but the tyrant's  
will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.  
Thomas Jefferson

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