question about upgrading port (getting errors)
jwa at macports.org
Sat Jun 2 07:21:37 PDT 2007
On 2.6.2007, at 16.49, Evan Burrows wrote:
> I am sure this has been asked before but I couldn't find an answer on
> google. I currently had a php5 port that had the mysql4 variant
> I want to add support for mysql5 instead so i tried upgrading with
> luck. I installed mysql5 fine and then deactivated mysql4 with no
> When I try to then install a new version of php5 using port install
> +apache2 +mysql5 +pear I end up getting errors after waiting a very
> time for things to compile. The typical error is:
> Error: Activating pcre 7.1_1 failed: Image error: Another version
> of this
> port (pcre @4.5_0) is already active.
> Error: Deactivating expat 1.95.7_0 failed: Image error: expat
> @1.95.7_0 not
> installed as an image.
> but in place of expat when i tried to install the php5 directly it
> gave an
> error about pcre. I then tried to upgrade all my updated ports
> using port
> upgrade outdated and some were successful while others got similar
> errors as
> described above? What is causing this problem and how do I go
> about fixing
> it because of of right now my LAMP install is busted and I can't get
> anything accomplished until i resolve the php5 issue. Any
> information would
> be greatly appreciated and if I missed providing any important
> please ask and I will gladly supply it.
I am sorry, if I am wrong, but I understand that you tried to install
php5 +mysql5 &c while having php5 +mysql4 installed? If you change
variants, you ought to uninstall first, sorry for that. It is also
hard to understand, where does pcre @4.5_0 come from.
- look at what you have installed with 'port installed' (or e.g. port
- port clean --all expat (, and pcre and php5)
- uninstall expat, pcre, and php5 (use -f if necessary)
- install them again
What version of port do you have? What operating system are you
working on? What Xcode version do you have?
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