Unable to upgrade Port

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Thu Oct 28 20:55:59 PDT 2010

On Oct 28, 2010, at 22:35, Ted Kord wrote:

> Thanks. I downloaded it and it solved that problem. However, now the update hangs when installing gnome-doc-utils. From main.log, it seems to be these lines:
> :info:configure dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/local/lib/libgomp.1.dylib
> :info:configure   Referenced from: /opt/local/bin/msgmerge
> Prior to the upgrade, I renamed /usr/local plus it should't be using it anyway. libgomp  and msgmerge also don't seem to exist in the macports database.

Ok, now we know the root of this problem, and perhaps of some of the previous problems: you had a gomp library in /usr/local, and some software in MacPorts, including the msgmerge program (which is provided by the gettext port) used it instead of the libgomp that comes with Xcode's gcc. You must now rebuild anything in MacPorts that had linked with libgomp or anything else in /usr/local.

Rebuilding gettext is a little tricky because it will try to use itself if present, so you must deactivate gettext before trying to rebuild it. You must also deactivate any little utility programs, like gsed, gawk, or grep, because these will also get used if found, but since they have been linked with gettext, which has been linked with the libgomp in /usr/local that you've already removed, won't work. So try:

sudo port -fp deactivate gettext gsed gawk grep

Then try rebuilding gettext:

sudo port -n upgrade --force gettext

Then you can reactivate any of gsed gawk and grep that you had activated:

sudo port -p activate gsed gawk grep

Having software installed in /usr/local is not supported while using MacPorts because of these kinds of problems.

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