port install subversion over subversion already installed

Joshua Root jmr at macports.org
Sun Jun 14 07:42:57 PDT 2009

On 2009-6-15 00:28, Thomas De Contes wrote:
> hi :-)
> i get
> + port install subversion
> --->  Installing subversion @1.6.2_0
> Error: Target org.macports.install returned: Registry error: subversion
> @1.6.2_0 already registered as installed.  Please uninstall it first.
> Error: Status 1 encountered during processing.
> + port install gtk2
> Skipping org.macports.activate (gtk2 +darwin_8+x11) since this port is
> already active
> --->  Cleaning gtk2
> why does it make an error for subversion and then not for gtk2 ?

Probably the strange logic that is used to check whether phases can be
skipped. If the Portfile has been changed since the port was installed
(even if the version/revision was not increased) then it will try to
install again instead of telling you that it's already installed. This
is fixed in trunk and will be in the 1.8 release.

- Josh

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