newbie trying to install gphoto2

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Wed Jun 6 15:44:01 PDT 2007

On Jun 6, 2007, at 17:31, Chris O'Shea wrote:

> I have a new laptop and am trying to install gphoto2 on to it (OSX).
> following these instructions...
> I downloaded and installed DarwinPort, then tried entering:
> sudo port install libgphoto2
> I got the error returned:
> unable to open port: invalid name "configure.cflags-append"
> Everyone I have asked seems to have no idea why this is happening.
> Is mac ports / darwin ports providing the sources or the binaries?  
> All I want to do is download the software so I can run it from the  
> command line.
> Do you have any suggestions for how to do this?

DarwinPorts is now called MacPorts, and it is an infrastructure which  
downloads package source code and compiles it and manages  
dependencies between packages. The eventual goal is to provide  
binaries, but MacPorts currently does not do so.

The error about configure.cflags-append is occurring because you do  
not have the latest version of MacPorts. Please run "sudo port  
selfupdate" to get the latest version. Then try installing gphoto2  

I have now added this to the FAQ: 

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