A variety of problems

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Mon Dec 11 18:14:26 PST 2006

On Dec 11, 2006, at 16:21, Eric Angell wrote:

>> 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
> Given that you think my current install is damaged based on the
> `port provides` behavior, I could see this as a potentially
> reasonable step.  I know of at least one program (NmapFE) which
> is installed in /Applications/Darwinports/ rather than
> /opt/local.  Is it likely that there is anything else outside
> /opt/local?  I also note that the portfile for NmapFE no longer
> exists, but I haven't checked yet to see if that's because it's
> more of a Cocoa app anyway.

Possibly there are other things outside of /opt/local. Therefore the  
correct way to remove all of MacPorts is described here:


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