selfupdate failing under Leopard

Daniel J. Luke dluke at
Fri Nov 16 11:22:55 PST 2007

On Nov 16, 2007, at 2:14 PM, markd at wrote:
> On the other hand, if a user installs stuff in /usr/local/ after
> installing MacPorts it wouldn't help unless selfupdate (and/or port)  
> also
> checked those paths so maybe it isn't feasible.  The Cisco VPN  
> client uses
> /usr/local, though it causes no problems.  Comments?

So the 'problem' is only when the user installs some library in /usr/ 
local that macports uses and either that install is broken somehow or  
the user removes it.

It's good to make macports robust against mistakes, but at some point  
we probably have to realize that end-users are going to be able to  
configure their systems in ways that are broken, and we may or may not  
be able to do something about that specific broken-ness.

Daniel J. Luke
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