Configure error macport - mkvToolnix

Mine i.cue at
Wed Sep 24 14:06:40 PDT 2008

Hi Ryan,

Sorry, I just pressed the reply button. I was getting late here.

I have (sudo mv /sw /sw-off,  sudo mv /usr/local /usr/local-off) both  
sets of directories,
configured boost and sent you the configure file. I assume you didn't  
want me to
send the config file to the list so I just sent it to you. I have not  
installed boost yet
just in case there are any changes to be made before installing.

Thanks again for your help,



On 24 Sep 2008, at 04:31, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> Please remember to Reply All so your reply goes to the list too,  
> not just to me.
> On Sep 23, 2008, at 8:03 PM, Mine wrote:
>> Hi Ryan,
>> I have stuff in /usr/local which are apps installed by macPorts
> MacPorts installs in /opt/local by default, not /usr/local. Things  
> installed in /usr/local can interfere with MacPorts. Using /usr/ 
> local as your MacPorts prefix is not supported.
>> and I also have stuff in /sw apps installed by Fink. Although the
>> Fink doc state that because it installs its files in /sw it does not
>> interfere with other apps.
> I don't care what the Fink docs say. :) Items installed in /sw and / 
> usr/local can interfere with software that MacPorts wants to  
> install. It is not supported to have two different package managers  
> installed. That means it may work for you but I won't help you with  
> it. :)
>> I am a little nervous about disabling thing as I am new at this
>> and I don't want to screw up my system or the other apps I
>> have managed to install which is not yet backed up.
> Move /sw and /usr/local out of the way by renaming them to /sw-off  
> and /usr/local-off. Then try again. If things now work, you'll  
> know /sw or /usr/local interfered.
> You can always rename them back to /sw and /usr/local temporarily  
> while you need to use what's in there, but your long term solution  
> is to install all that software with MacPorts, then get rid of /sw  
> and /usr/local.
>> I have uninstalled and re-installed boost.
>> As stated in your email I did the following:
>> My-Computer:~ tw2$ sudo port deactivate boost
>> Password:
>> --->  Deactivating boost
>> My-Computer:~ tw2$ sudo port clean --work boost
>> --->  Cleaning boost
>> My-Computer:~ tw2$ sudo port configure boost
>> My-Computer:~ tw2$ open $(port dir boost)
>> My-Computer:~ tw2$
>> The first time I did this, I was able to open a work
>> directory and I have attached it to a separate email.
>> However, out of curiosity, I opened the file as it
>> did not have config in its name but the file only
>> contained two words 'variant: +darwin'.
>> I assumed that I had made an error so I reactivated
>> boost and tried again but each time I try, the work
>> directory is now an alias that I can't open.
> Sorry; I gave incorrect instructions. It seems that because the  
> boost port was still installed (though deactivated), "port  
> configure" did nothing, hence there was nothing in the work  
> directory. (The work directory is, by the way, always an alias to  
> another location.)
> Uninstall boost instead of deactivating it. Then "port configure"  
> should actually configure, and then you can find the config.log and  
> attach it.
>> While I was re-installing boost I saw the following
>> appear in the Terminal:
>> Building Boost.Regex with the optional Unicode/ICU support disabled.
>> Please refer to the Boost.Regex documentation for more information
>> (don't panic: this is a strictly optional feature).
>> I don't know if this has anything to do with the error I have been  
>> getting
>> 'configure: error: Could not link against boost_regex-boost_regex- 
>> mt !'
>> when trying to install mkvToolnix. I did have a look at the  
>> Boost.Regex
>> documentation but the info 'Building with Unicode and ICU Support'  
>> and
>> other thing mentioned,  is way beyond me.
> I don't know the significance of that message. I'm not really  
> familiar with boost.
> Tomorrow I'll try configuring it again on my system and see if it  
> says the same thing.

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