Error building slib-guile16
ryandesign at macports.org
Fri Nov 16 01:54:36 PST 2007
On Nov 15, 2007, at 17:37, William Davis wrote:
> On Nov 15, 2007, at 6:13 PM, Kurt Hillig wrote:
>> 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 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, that definitely cannot be the problem. If MacPorts had such
a problem, practically nothing could be installed. It's perfectly
normal to declare dependencies in that way.
Kurt, I get the same error as you when trying to install slib-
guile16. The portfile is clearly in error. Please file a bug report
in Trac and be sure to assign it to the port's maintainer so this can
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