ImageMagick 6.3.8

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Wed Feb 13 13:23:23 PST 2008

On Feb 12, 2008, at 10:39, Dorothy Hesson 2336 wrote:

> I am trying to get ImageMagick running so that I may use the module  
> for Gallery. I've run into some problem with the ImageMagick install.
> I am running a Macintosh eMac 10.4.11
> ImageMagic is fetched, verified, extracted, etc, but when MacPorts  
> attempts to activate ImageMagick, the following message appears:
> Error: Target org.macports.activate returned: Image error: /opt/ 
> local/bin/animate already exists and does not belong to a  
> registered port.  Unable to activate port ImageMagick.
> Error: Status 1 encountered during processing.
> Any ideas for correcting this?

It sounds like you may have previously had ImageMagick installed and  
then uninstalled it, but when you uninstalled it, you used "sudo port  
uninstall imagemagick" instead of "sudo port uninstall  
ImageMagick" (note the case), and so, ImageMagick was not in fact  
uninstalled properly because of this bug:

And now you are trying to install ImageMagick again and it's  
complaining because the items that it wants to install are still  
there from the last time. The solution is to force the activation:

sudo port -f activate ImageMagick

This will print out lots of messages about all the existing files  
that it's moving out of the way. You could then delete those files  
later if you wanted to, or you could leave them; the only harm  
they'll do is take up a little disk space.

To avoid problems, when using port commands, make sure to specify the  
port name using the exact same capitalization as shown by "port info".

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