Error building plplot

Fri Jun 8 13:43:57 PDT 2007

On Thu, 7 Jun 2007 20:34:44 -0500
  Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> wrote:
> On Jun 7, 2007, at 20:18, JEAN-MARC LACHAINE wrote:
>> I get the following error when port builds plplot
>> Error: Target returned: Image error: /Library/ 
>> Frameworks/AquaTerm.framework/AquaTerm already exists and does not  
>> belong to a registered port. Unable to activate port aquaterm.
>> This has happened on both an Intel iMac at work and on my G5  
>> PowerPC at home. The Intel machine did not have Aquaterm already  
>> installed, the G5 did. In both cases I simply restarted the port  
>> install process. I'm still waiting for the build process to finish  
>> on my G5 but I assume that I will end with the same result as on  
>> the Intel machine. The plplot install/build process completes and  
>> everything works. I assume that the Aquaterm framework that the  
>> process is complaining about must have been installed by XCode or  
>> something else on the Intel machine. Unlike my G5, it's new and I  
>> have not added a whole lot to it yet. I have not had a chance to  
>> check a clean machine to verify this assumption though.
>> The error terminates the install process. It would be nice if this  
>> got fixed. However, for anyone trying to build this fantastic  
>> scientific plotting library, don't despair, just hit the up arrow  
>> and return and all will be well.
>> I'll post a follow-up on the G5 once the build completes and I  
>> write a quick function to ensure the functionality of the library.
> Unable to reproduce this problem with MacBook Pro (Intel Core 2 Duo),  Mac OS X 10.4.9, Xcode 2.4.1, MacPorts 1.4.42. aquaterm 
>port 1.0.1_0  installs just fine without complaints on the first try.
I just finished installing plplot on an Intel imac with similar configuration and no aquaterm framework already on the machine. 
Aquaterm installed without complaint. I must have had aquaterm already installed on the iMac at work. It has same configuration 
stated as well. It may be that the error message occurs when the ports aquaterm install encounters an older or exisitng framework 
already on the system. I am a newbie when it comes to using ports. I usually just fetch source and resolve dependencies myself. 
This is very convenient. Curious though, since the macports faq and other info seems to state a philosophy that has all of the 
requisite files for a port stored in opt, that the aquaterm port has system dependencies outside of opt. I'm not complaining here, 
just making an observation. Besides, I suspect that it's required for functionality.

I have access to a number of clean minis at work so I'll install aquaterm from source then attempt the macports install to see if 
i can reproduce the error a third time. Won't be able to get to this until next week during lunch. I'll post a follow up once I'm 


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