installed second MacPorts copy, now can't see installed ports

Allen McBride allencmcbride at
Fri Apr 3 21:00:56 PDT 2009

Thanks very much!  I re-installed MP with the defaults, and things  
work again, so I'm relieved.

So for the second install I'd pass, say, "--with-tclpackage=/Library/ 
Tcl-test" or something like that?

Also, I noticed just before re-installing that my bash prompt, which  
had always been begun with "Macintosh:" now begins with  
"Macintosh-2:".  Does this have something to do with MP's changes to / 
Library/Tcl?  (Before today, I had always installed MP with the binary  


On Apr 3, 2009, at 11:24 PM, Joshua Root wrote:
> For multiple MP installs, you also need to pass --with-tclpackage to
> configure. The default is /Library/Tcl. Your first install put files
> here, which were subsequently overwritten by your second install.
> To correct things, you first need to reinstall MP with the default
> prefix and Tcl package dir, and then reinstall with the alternate  
> prefix
> and alternate Tcl package dir.
> You may also want to pass a different --with-applications-dir, if you
> are going to be installing GUI apps with both installs.
> - Josh

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