Is Mac ports expected to be very broken on 10.5?

Barry Scott barry at
Sun Feb 8 02:41:39 PST 2009

I install 1.7.0 on 10.5.6 from the DMG
and then did

	sudo /opt/local/bin/port -v selfupdate

then did

	sudo /opt/local/bin/port install wireshark

that failed failing to find GTK+ during configure.

I assume that a dependency is missing no problem I'll install GTK+.
A also wonder if /opt/local/bin needs to be on the path.

I then run

	sudo su -
	port install gtk2

this fails thus:

--->  Extracting py25-libxml2
--->  Applying patches to py25-libxml2
--->  Configuring py25-libxml2
--->  Building py25-libxml2
Error: Target returned: shell command " cd "/opt/ 
python-2.6.21" && /opt/local/bin/python2.5 --no-user-cfg  
build " returned error 1
Command output: /opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/ 
Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/ DeprecationWarning: The xmllib  
module is obsolete.  Use xml.sax instead.
   warnings.warn("The xmllib module is obsolete.  Use xml.sax  
instead.", DeprecationWarning)
python2.5/distutils/ UserWarning: 'licence' distribution  
option is deprecated; use 'license'
Found 1579 functions in libxml2-api.xml
Found 53 functions in libxml2-python-api.xml
Generated 873 wrapper functions, 547 failed, 212 skipped


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