A variety of problems

Daniel J. Luke dluke at geeklair.net
Mon Dec 11 10:56:16 PST 2006

On Dec 11, 2006, at 1:34 PM, Eric Angell wrote:
> `port sync; port selfupdate; port sync; port install gnucash`,

selfupdate does a sync, so this could be reduced to:

port selfupdate; port install gnucash

> so I moved it over, convinced
> archive to rerun with some difficulty*, and all was happy.  I
> have no idea why it was building the libraries in
> ~destroot/private/opt/..., since it built everything else in
> ~destroot/opt/..., but there it was.

This seems odd, but I'm not sure from your description exactly what  

> *: if I run port with -f, I expect the step to run, regardless of
> what the state file says; I don't expect to have to edit the
> state file by hand.

You shouldn't have to, but you don't say what you ran (and what  
happened), why you decided to modify the state file, and what  
happened after you did.

> `port clean --archive qt3` didn't even have
> the desired effect, though it printed a message that claimed to
> have done so.  WTF?

So, it didn't remove the qt3 archive?

> In fact, it couldn't find /opt/local/lib/libintl.3.dynlib because
> it didn't exist, so I suppose my frustration should be more
> focused on gettext than on aqbanking.

It's because you told macports to upgrade everything, without  
understanding what that meant (and without macports just 'doing the  
right thing' for you here).

> That might have been fine, except the script assumed
> that `port provides /path/to/foo` works correctly...nope:

Ok, at this point I'm sure that there is something wrong with your  
macports install.

> If anyone can tell me something simple like "your darwinports
> install is completely messed up; run these five commands and wait
> 15 hours for everything to recompile", I'd be thrilled.

If you don't mind re-installing any installed ports, you could do  
something like

rm -Rf /opt/local

Then download and install macports and do:

port selfupdate

and then try again with

port install gnucash

Daniel J. Luke
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