Unable to install freetype

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Thu Mar 18 17:45:41 PDT 2010

On Mar 18, 2010, at 16:35, Jeffrey Van Myers wrote:

> Error: Unable to execute port: Image error: /opt/local/include/freetype2/freetype/ftadvanc.h already exists and does not belong to a registered port.  Unable to activate port freetype.

Why does this file exist already?

You can force the activation:

sudo port -f activate freetype

But this file should not already have existed. The fact that it does suggests that you previously had MacPorts installed, and somehow uninstalled it incompletely. You may want to uninstall it correctly now, following the instructions in the Guide, and then reinstall the ports need, because it might not just be parts of the old freetype that are still on your hard drive, and they might cause problems later.

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