Problems installing ports

Bradley Giesbrecht brad at
Fri Apr 23 13:06:16 PDT 2010

On Apr 22, 2010, at 10:03 AM, Ryan Schmidt 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.

There has probably already been a discussion about adding a warning  
output to the port command when certain problems are encountered like / 
usr/local exists and is not $prefix.

If not it may be worth adding to the port command because in the short  
time I've been on the mailing list I've seen numerous times this same  
thing and only by joining our list or reading through the online docs  
will people become aware of the conflict.

// Brad

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