Problem with macports install, any help greatly appreciated

John Essam jnessam at
Fri Jun 11 06:16:30 PDT 2010

Many thanks Ryan,

I will try your instructions this evening.

Best Regards

John Essam

On 11 Jun 2010, at 14:05, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Jun 11, 2010, at 08:01, John Essam wrote:
>> Many thanks for your speedy reply, greatly appreciated.
>> I have now downloaded Xcode version 3.1.4 thanks to your help. I  
>> also noted that Macports version 1.9.0 is the version that I have  
>> installed on my laptop.
>> Could you please tel me where to go from here. I don't want to do  
>> anything until I hear from you incase I stuff it up. As I  
>> understand it so far we always use the terminal located in /  
>> Aplications/Utilities.
> Ok, well now that you have the latest Xcode, you can install what  
> you want. For example, open Terminal and type
> sudo port install gimp
> gimp has many many dependencies and it will take many many hours to  
> build this, but hopefully it will complete without errors. If it  
> stops with an error somewhere along the way that you're unsure how  
> to resolve, let us know what it says.
> P.S: Use Reply All (instead of Reply) so this discussion stays on  
> the mailing list so others can provide input too.

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