Problems installing ports

Bradley Giesbrecht brad at
Wed Apr 21 08:00:08 PDT 2010

On Apr 21, 2010, at 7:53 AM, Joshua Root wrote:

> 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.

In Terminal try the following commands. It may be that your $PATH  
variable is messed up unless MacPorts uses a hardcoded path to sed.

echo $PATH

which sed

which uname


file /usr/bin/sed

// Brad

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