opendx: does not launch + Warning: violation by /opt/local/dx

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Thu Feb 5 18:13:48 PST 2009

Hi Cédric. Welcome to MacPorts!

On Feb 5, 2009, at 06:51, Cédric Ody wrote:

> I have succeeded in installing dx from the macports.
> However, it can not launch and I have the following comment
> > dx
> Error: attempt to add non-widget child "dsm" to parent "startupui"  
> which supports only widgets

I'm afraid I don't have any advice on this. Perhaps Greg Wright, the  
port's maintainer, can comment. If not, you can ask the developers of  
the software.

> Also, I had the following comments in the building of dx:
> bash-3.2$ sudo port install opendx
> --->  Fetching opendx
> --->  Verifying checksum(s) for opendx
> --->  Extracting opendx
> --->  Configuring opendx
> --->  Building opendx
> --->  Staging opendx into destroot
> Warning: violation by /opt/local/dx
> Warning: opendx violates the layout of the ports-filesystems!
> Warning: Please fix or indicate this misbehavior (if it is  
> intended), it will be an error in future releases!

You should file a ticket in the issue tracker for this problem.

> PS: It is the first time I use macports so I may have done  
> something wrong. Note also that I have used this Portfile found on  
> the macports pages:
> # $Id: Portfile 40515 2008-10-04 23:18:28Z jmr at $


It looks like your port is a little out of date, so you should  
probably "sudo port selfupdate" to make sure you have the latest  
MacPorts code and portfiles.

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