Install issues

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Tue Dec 5 14:48:04 PST 2006

On Dec 5, 2006, at 15:26, Marshall Rodriquez wrote:

> 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.

Have you manually edited the file /opt/local/etc/ports/ports.conf to  
reference If so, check if there is a space after  
"" in the relevant line; if so, remove it.

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