newbie install problems

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Fri Jun 15 15:00:34 PDT 2007

On Jun 15, 2007, at 16:48, Marc Curtis wrote:

> Hi - I am trying to install macports on my macbook (osx10.4.9),  
> primarily to run nemesis.
> Having installed the binary 1.4, sucessfully, when I run %sudo port  
> selfupdate I get this error.
> sudo port selfupdate
> Password:
> DarwinPorts base version 1.400 installed
> Downloaded MacPorts base version 1.442
> Configuring, Building and Installing new MacPorts base
> Error: /opt/local/bin/port: selfupdate failed: Error installing new  
> MacPorts base: shell command "cd /opt/local/var/db/dports/sources/ 
> rsync.rsync.darwinports.org_dpupdate1/base && ./configure --prefix=/ 
> opt/local --with-install-user=root --with-install-group=admin -- 
> with-tclpackage=/Library/Tcl && make && make install" returned error 1
> Command output: checking build system type... i686-apple-darwin8.9.1
> checking host system type... i686-apple-darwin8.9.1
> checking target system type... i686-apple-darwin8.9.1
> checking for gcc... no
> checking for cc... no
> checking for cl.exe... no
> configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
> See `config.log' for more details.
> Sorry to be fick - but, what the hell?

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