fontforge did not upgrade

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Mon Apr 6 03:08:03 PDT 2009

On Apr 2, 2009, at 04:21, Frank J. R. Hanstick wrote:

> 	Trying to upgrade fontforge resulted in the following error:


> ld: Undefined symbols: _utf8_strchr

I found this problem described here:

They say it can be caused by having a previous version installed. So  
try to deactivate it before building.

sudo port deactivate fontforge
sudo port clean fontforge
sudo port install fontforge

> 	The reason for such a long error message is that two more attempts  
> were made following the first failure.  This type of repeating has  
> been happening periodically for some upgrade failures where  
> MacPorts does not want to give up in upgrading.

This is just how MacPorts works today. Every time a dependency is  
encountered while upgrading a list of ports, it will try to build  
that dependency, even if it has already tried and failed before.

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