Macports and Scribus

Joshua Root jmr at
Sat Jul 11 05:12:13 PDT 2009

On 2009-7-10 11:42, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Jul 9, 2009, at 18:05, Frank Schima wrote:
>> On Jul 9, 2009, at 4:58 PM, Phil M. wrote:
>>> Phil-Meaghers-Computer:~ Phil$ sudo port selfupdate
>>> Password:
>>> DarwinPorts base version 1.400 installed
>>> Error: /opt/local/bin/port: selfupdate failed: couldn't open
>>> "/opt/local/var/db/dports/sources/rsync.rsync.darwinports.org_dpupdate1/base/config/dp_version":
>>> no such file or directory
>>> Any other ideas?
>> That's a really old version. Since you had no ports installed, it's
>> best to remove your version [1] and reinstall the latest version [2].
>> [1] <>
>> [2] <>
> For a MacPorts installation this old, it may be easiest to delete it and
> start over, like Frank showed. You can use "port installed" to get a
> list of what's currently installed, and use that to reinstall your ports
> after you remove and reinstall MacPorts. If that's not too inconvenient
> for you, it has the greatest chance of quick success.
> However, the current version of MacPorts, 1.7.1, should be able to
> upgrade any older version. I'm not sure why it can't in your case, Phil.
> If you'd like to pursue why, it says you don't have the file
> /opt/local/var/db/dports/sources/rsync.rsync.darwinports.org_dpupdate1/base/config/dp_version.
> Do you? If not, how much of that path do you have?

The old version's selfupdate code is failing because there isn't a
dp_version file in 1.7.1 (see #17420). I'll add one back to trunk so
that a more useful error message will be produced in this situation.

- Josh

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