Can't install gnome

Matthias Brennwald matthias at
Sun Sep 23 11:02:32 PDT 2007

Dear all

I tried to install gnome using macports on my G4-PowerBook running  
Mac OS X 10.4, but I was not successful (the result is attached  
below). I sent an email to bonzini at (as indicated in the error  
log), who replied (i) that he is only responsible for gnu sed, not  
macports and (ii) that macports invokes sed the wrong way. Can anyone  
help or shed some light on this problem?


sudo port install gnome
--->  Configuring libxslt
Error: reinplace: sed: invalid option -- E
Usage: sed [OPTION]... {script-only-if-no-other-script} [input-file]...

-n, --quiet, --silent
                  suppress automatic printing of pattern space
   -e script, --expression=script
                  add the script to the commands to be executed
   -f script-file, --file=script-file
                  add the contents of script-file to the commands to  
be executed
   -i[SUFFIX], --in-place[=SUFFIX]
                  edit files in place (makes backup if extension  
   -l N, --line-length=N
                  specify the desired line-wrap length for the `l'  
                  disable all GNU extensions.
   -r, --regexp-extended
                  use extended regular expressions in the script.
   -s, --separate
                  consider files as separate rather than as a single  
                  long stream.
   -u, --unbuffered
                  load minimal amounts of data from the input files  
and flush
                  the output buffers more often
       --help     display this help and exit
       --version  output version information and exit

If no -e, --expression, -f, or --file option is given, then the first
non-option argument is taken as the sed script to interpret.  All
remaining arguments are names of input files; if no input files are
specified, then the standard input is read.

E-mail bug reports to: bonzini at .
Be sure to include the word ``sed'' somewhere in the ``Subject:'' field.
Error: Target org.macports.configure returned: reinplace sed(1) failed
Error: The following dependencies failed to build: gnome-desktop- 
suite bug-buddy evolution-data-server gnome-platform-suite gnome-vfs  
dbus xmlto libxslt dbus-glib howl neon openssl gnome-vfs-monikers gtk- 
doc scrollkeeper docbook-xml docbook-xml-4.3 docbook-xml-4.4 docbook- 
xml-4.5 libbonoboui libgnome libgnomeui gnome-keyring libsoup nspr  
gnome-desktop fribidi gnome-doc-utils iso-codes py25-gobject python25  
py25-libxml2 py25-numeric startup-notification gnome-menus libgtop  
gnome-terminal vte py25-gtk py25-cairo control-center desktop-file- 
utils gnome-panel libwnck shared-mime-info gst-plugins-base  
cdparanoia gstreamer bison flex gzip py25-wxpython wxWidgets libsdl  
libsdl_mixer libogg libvorbis smpeg liboil libtheora libgnomekbd  
libxklavier metacity gnome-themes gtk-engines2 icon-naming-utils p5- 
xml-simple p5-test-simple p5-test-harness p5-xml-namespacesupport p5- 
xml-sax nautilus eel libexif librsvg libcroco libgsf dasher gnome- 
speech gnome-mag eog libgnomeprintui gnome-icon-theme hicolor-icon- 
theme libgnomeprint libgnomecups cups-headers evince avahi dbus- 
python25 gdbm libdaemon py25-gdbm poppler poppler-data file-roller  
gcalctool gconf-editor gdm gedit gtksourceview gnuregex gtkspell2  
aspell gnome-applets gnome-audio gnome-backgrounds gnome-games gnome- 
python-desktop py25-gnome libzvt gnome-session py25-orbit guile gmp  
readline ncurses ncursesw gnome-keyring-manager gnome-media gnome- 
system-monitor gnome-user-docs gnome-utils gnopernicus gst-plugins- 
good flac id3lib libcaca libcdio libcddb libshout2 speex taglib  
wavpack gucharmap libgail-gnome libgtkhtml3 seahorse gpgme gnupg  
bzip2 libgpg-error pth system-tools-backends vino gnutls libgcrypt  
libtasn1 lzo opencdk yelp firefox-x11 zip libgtkhtml zenity
Error: Status 1 encountered during processing.

Matthias Brennwald
Lägernstrasse 6
CH 8037 Zürich
+41 (0)44 364 17 03
matthias at

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