Problems installing ports

Jason DeBacker jason.debacker at
Fri Apr 23 11:08:28 PDT 2010

To follow up--

I was able to sucessfully install qtoctave.  I temporarily moved /usr/local
then uninstalled and reinstalled macports and finally installed qtoctave
through macports and everything worked.  It wasn't enough to just move
/usr/local and clean and retinstall the qtoctave port.  I have to start over
with macports.

Thanks again for the help.  I should have come here sooner!


On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 1:03 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at>wrote:

> On Apr 22, 2010, at 11:18, Rainer Müller wrote:
> > On 2010-04-22 16:44 , Jason DeBacker wrote:
> >> My current road block has to do with .dylib file in usr/local/bin not
> >                                                      ^^^^^^^^^
> >
> > MacPorts uses /opt/local by default and it is strongly recommended not
> > to use /usr/local.
> >
> >
> What he means is: MacPorts is in /opt/local, and anything in /usr/local is
> something you've installed locally on your system and it might interfere
> with MacPorts, therefore it is not supported to have anything in /usr/local
> while using MacPorts. Please remove anything you have in /usr/local.
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