Readline fails to build (yet again)

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Mon Apr 6 21:08:42 PDT 2009

On Apr 6, 2009, at 09:41, lists at wrote:

> I'm attempting to install several items that depend on "readline"  
> -- a couple of which are "unixODBC" and "FreeTDS".  I'm getting the  
> following errors during the process:
> ...
> install: you may need to run ldconfig
> Error: Target org.macports.destroot returned: no such file or  
> directory
> Warning: the following items did not execute (for readline):  
> org.macports.activate org.macports.destroot org.macports.install
> Error: The following dependencies failed to build: readline
> Error: Status 1 encountered during processing.
> ...
> I apologize in advance for the seemingly repetitive nature of my  
> question (as it seems that folks are constantly having trouble with  
> readline), but I'm completely stuck.  I have seen answers to  
> similar issues, but nothing is working.  I've sync'ed, updated,  
> upgraded, etc and nothing seems to fix it.
> Although the errors seem rather straightforward, I'm not clear on  
> how to proceed.  I've googled each line individually and none of  
> the encountered "fixes" addressed this particular issue. Thoughts?

Hmm, I'm not sure. I'm curious to know what file or directory it's  
looking for and not finding.

Could you try

sudo port clean readline
sudo port -d install readline 2>&1 | tee ~/Desktop/readline.txt

and if it fails again, send us readline.txt from your desktop, so we  
can see the complete output.

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