ICMPTraceRoute Not Found

Altoine Barker ndiscreet at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 09:04:08 PST 2007

I am saying that it was my google search that took me to darwinports is
how I discovered why I couldn't get the icmptraceroute package. That is
how I learned that the package true name was traceroute and not
icmptraceroute. There was no way to tell in the "info" or "search".
Thank you for making the correction. I am certain an update will reflect
your changes for me. Thank you for everything Ryan.


Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Nov 18, 2007, at 14:14, Altoine Barker wrote:
>> I have seen this problem before but didn't find anyone complaining about
>> it after doing a little googling. I looked at the port from the
>> darwinports website and discovered that the port is actually named
>> traceroute and not icmptraceroute.
> If you're talking about darwinports.com, please know that they're not
> affiliated with the MacPorts (formerly DarwinPorts) project in any way,
> and I recommend you do not use that web site as a source for any
> information. Use the official MacPorts web site, which is www.macports.org.
>> If you do a search for icmptraceroute, you will not find it. If you
>> check it for info using a terminal port commmand (port info
>> icmptraceroute), it still can not be found. Searching for "traceroute"
>> will not produce "traceroute".
>> Anyone understand a reason for this confusion?
> "port search traceroute" does find it:
> $ port search traceroute
> traceroute                     net/icmptraceroute 1.4a12       a
> traceroute implementation using ICMP packets
> tcptraceroute                  net/tcptraceroute 1.5beta7     a
> traceroute implementation using TCP packets
> $
> I note that the traceroute port is in a directory called icmptraceroute.
> I have fixed it in r31247 so it's in a directory called traceroute to
> match the port name declared in the portfile. This doesn't really have
> any bearing on anything, just makes things more orderly.
> I don't know why the port isn't called "icmptraceroute" if that's the
> software's proper name. You could ask the maintainer of the traceroute
> port.

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