Problems installing ports

Jason DeBacker jason.debacker at
Thu Apr 22 07:44:21 PDT 2010

Thanks for all the help.  I have still not successfully installed qtoctave,
but I'm at least getting closer.

Not sure why, but sed was in usr/local/bin not usr/bin.  I copied and moved
it to usr/bin, but it was for the wrong architeture (I have i386).  I
installed Snow Leopard again and got past the problem with sed (using verfiy
disk revealed repairs needed, before, but not after reinstalling Snow
Leopard).  I then had to reinstall Xcode from the Snow Leopard disk because
I was missing something from the Unix developer tools.

My current road block has to do with .dylib file in usr/local/bin not being
of the right architecture.  I read about a solution to this on an
old MacPorts ticket, but have not had a chance to see if it works.  Will try

I'll post all my problems and solutions when successful.

On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 9:10 AM, LuKreme <kremels at> wrote:

> On 21-Apr-2010, at 10:52, Joost Kremers wrote:
> >
> > On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 09:10:45AM -0700, Bradley Giesbrecht wrote:
> >> If I were you and I didn't understand why /usr/bin/sed and /usr/bin/
> >> uname I would start by trying to understand why they disappeared if
> >> they ever existed.
> >
> > Could it be that the OP simply needs to install the XCode Developer
> Tools?
> He would not have been able to build MacPorts without the Developer Tools,
> would he? Anyway, sed is a basic part of every OS X install and has nothing
> to do with the developer tools.
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