problem initializing macports

tania habib taniahabib at
Sun Nov 25 09:32:25 PST 2007

so do i need to uninstall the macport and reinstall it?
I do not understand one thing as the last time it was working on my
system and I installed various packages!
Please let me know if there is a way of saving the packages I
installed through macports before I delete it from my system?

On Nov 25, 2007 6:21 PM, paul beard <paulbeard at> wrote:
> On 11/25/07, tania habib <taniahabib at> 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
> >
> >
> sounds like you have an Intel system with a PPC code base installed. the
> problem isn't in your PATH, as it find port correctly, but can't run it.
> --
> Paul Beard /
> <paulbeard at at>

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