Error building slib-guile16

Kurt Hillig khillig at
Thu Nov 15 15:13:48 PST 2007

I'm trying to install gnucash, and running into a problem with 

It looks like there's a bug in its installation script (makefile?  I'm new 
to this stuff), in that it tries to create a link that already exists, 
causing it to bomb:

   G5Q > sudo port install -f gnucash +guile16
   --->  Staging slib-guile16 into destroot
   Error: Target org.macports.destroot returned: could not create new link
   that path already exists
   Error: The following dependencies failed to build: slib-guile16
   Error: Status 1 encountered during processing.

I've verified this by installing XCode and macports (the latest versions) on my 
brand new laptop and simply trying 'port install slib-guile16'; it builds the 
dependencies but then fails to install slib-guile16, giving the same error 

As I said, I'm new to this stuff; if I knew where to look I might be able to 
fix it, but there are a lot of files to poke through and I don't really know 
what does what...

Advice would be greatly appreciated!

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