sudo port selfupdate (was Re:

Jean-Christophe Helary fusion at
Thu Dec 14 09:51:14 PST 2006

On 15 déc. 06, at 02:28, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Dec 14, 2006, at 01:26, Jean-Christophe Helary wrote:
>>> The Pextlib.dylib file is also not universal. I opened the  
>>> DarwinPorts-1.3.1.pkg, extracted the Archive.pax.gz file,  
>>> extracted the contents and copied the proper dylib file from  
>>> there...
>> jeeeez :)
>> _THAT_ worked :)
>> Thank you very much, Ryan, Paul and Chuck for your hints.
>> Now, I think that deserves some kind of explanation of the top  
>> page of MacPorts, don't you think ?
> No, I think MacPorts needs to work properly without requiring such  
> ridiculous fiddling. I don't know the MacPorts internals, but can  
> someone who does please comment on WTF is going on here? Why can  
> most people install MacPorts just fine, but some people experience  
> this problem that is so cumbersome to fix? How do we fix it in  
> MacPorts so nobody needs to muck with it like this to get it to work?

What you suggest is the ideal. But the fact is that looking on the  
web did not help me find the info to fix my problem. So this info,  
even if it is a temporary solution, _must_ be placed in a position  
where people will actually find it, _while_ the bug is being fixed.

Also, it is reasonable to expect a system to work flawlessly, but the  
fact is that thanks to Chuck and Paul, I actually learned something  
about my system.

Jean-Christophe Helary

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