problem initializing macports

William Davis frstan at
Sun Nov 25 05:11:51 PST 2007

On Nov 25, 2007, at 7:23 AM, tania habib wrote:

> Dear List,
> It has been long since I installed macports on my mac osx 10.4. I used
> the ports to install many packages but then I went on to do  some
> other things and did not use ports for a while. Last week, when I
> tried to intialize the port, it did not work!
> When I go to and X11 terminal and type port , it gives me the
> following error message
> Error: /opt/local/bin/port: Failed to initialize ports system, no
> suitable image found.  Did find:
>        /opt/local/share/darwinports/Tcl/pextlib1.0/Pextlib.dylib:
> mach-o, but wrong architecture
> Please help me out here as I even thought of uninstalling and
> re-installing it again but I will lose all the packages I installed
> with it and currently I need them for my work. Kindly let me know if
> there is a work around this problem!
> Regards,
> Tania
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Did you try :
sudo port -d selfupdate

William Davis
Mac OS X.5.1 Darwin 9.1.0
Mac Mini Intel Duo @ 1.86 GHz

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