Macports and Scribus

Frank Schima macsforever2000 at
Thu Jul 9 15:06:32 PDT 2009

On Jul 9, 2009, at 3:54 PM, Phil M. wrote:

> I'm having some trouble getting scribus to install via terminal.  I
> think it's a macport problem.  I'm wondering if you might be willing
> to help me out:
> System: Mac OS X 10.4 (iBook G4)
> after typing: "$ sudo port install scribus", I get: "Error: Unable to
> open port: invalid command name "use_parallel_build""
> I did some research and learned how to check to see if MP was outdate
> or something:
> Phil-Meaghers-Computer:~ Phil$ sudo port sync
> Phil-Meaghers-Computer:~ Phil$ port outdated
> No ports are installed.
> Whatever you can do to help will be appreciated.  Thanks a million.

Try the following:

sudo port selfupdate
sudo port install scribus

It sounds like you have an old version of MacPorts. The selfupdate  
command will update it.


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