Error building slib-guile16

William Davis frstan at
Thu Nov 15 15:37:16 PST 2007

On Nov 15, 2007, at 6:13 PM, Kurt Hillig wrote:

> I'm trying to install gnucash, and running into a problem with slib- 
> guile16.
> 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
>  "/opt/local/var/macports/build/ 
> _opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync 
> .macports.org_release_ports_devel_slib-guile16/work/destroot//opt/ 
> local/share/guile/slib":
>  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 message.
> 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!
> > Computers were invented to help people waste more time faster <

gnucash lists both guile16 and slib-guile16 as dependentcies, however  
guile16 also lists slib-guile16 as a dependency.  I wonder if this is  
causing two build attempts on slib-guile16 and producing your error?   
Just a guess......

William Davis
Mac OS X.5.0 Darwin 9.0.0
Mac Mini Intel Duo @ 1.86 GHz

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