Problems installing ports

Joshua Root jmr at
Wed Apr 21 07:53:49 PDT 2010

On 2010-4-22 00:43 , Jason DeBacker wrote:
> I was able to install MacPorts 1.8.2 without any error messages, however
> when I try to install a program via the "sudo port install" command, I
> run into the error "sed: command not found".

/usr/bin/sed is a standard part of Mac OS X. I don't know how it was
deleted on your system, but you'll need to get it back.

> It may or may not be related, but I was unable to install MacPorts from
> the disk image on the page: Despite
> downloading the dmg for Snow Leopard and my computer running OSX 10.6.3,
> it gives me the message that I can't install this on my computer because
> it's meant for OSX 10.6.

This usually means that your /usr/bin/uname command (also a standard
part of OS X) is missing or malfunctioning.

- Josh

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