MacPorts OS X 10.6.2 install problem

Ian Roache deusxmac at
Thu Feb 25 02:48:15 PST 2010

You're right - i omitted the space between one file and the next. Now done correctly, and copied correctly.

1.8.2 is now properly installed, selfupdate works, so I can get on with looking for ports.

Thank you very much for your help.


On 25/02/2010, at 4:26 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Feb 24, 2010, at 22:32, Ian Roache wrote:
>>> cd /opt/local/etc/macports
>>> sudo cp macports.conf.default macports.conf
>>> sudo cp sources.conf.default sources.conf
>>> sudo cp variants.conf.default variants.conf
>> I've copied a set of the default files into a working directory for reference
> Ok, but you don't really need to; they'll stay right where MacPorts installed them in /opt/local/etc/macports and you can refer to them there.
>> but using the sudo cp command as suggested returns:
>> Password:
>> usage: cp [-R [-H | -L | -P]] [-fi | -n] [-apvX] source_file target_file
>>      cp [-R [-H | -L | -P]] [-fi | -n] [-apvX] source_file ... target_directory
> It doesn't sound like you used the commands I showed above. What exactly did you type?

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