Working with MacPorts on MacBook Pro (Intel) and rsync problems.

paul beard paulbeard at
Tue Jun 26 14:58:00 PDT 2007

You need to reply all so the whole list gets the thread: good for archiving
and in case anyone has additional input.

On 6/26/07, Frederick C. Lee <fclee at> wrote:
> Yet I MacPorts still fails to install ruby:
> [/Users/Ric]sudo port
> Password:
> MacPorts 1.400
> Entering interactive mode... ("help" for help, "quit" to quit)
> [Users/Ric] > install ruby
> Error: Dependency 'libiconv' not found.
> Error: Status 1 encountered during processing.
> Is there an environment variable that searches for libraries (like PATH
> for bins)?
> I looked in MacPorts and it doesn't <explicitly>  provide it.

Well, yes, macports should have tweaked your path at install time.


export PATH
export MANPATH

OK, first off, run port selfupdate: that will get you to version 1.442. It
will download all the updated portfiles as well. Next, install libiconv with
the force option: it may be installed, as it having all the parts in place,
but it's not registered so the ports system will keep complaining.

[Users/paul] > version
Version: 1.442
[Users/paul] > selfupdate
<time passes>
[Users/paul] >install -f libiconv
<time passes>
[Users/paul] > install ruby

my concern is this fails is that having fink and macports co-existing
somehow messed things up.

Paul Beard /
<paulbeard at at>
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