Error: Target org.macports.configure returned: configure failure: shell command failed (see log for details)

Daniel J. Luke dluke at
Wed Apr 13 09:14:31 PDT 2011

On Apr 13, 2011, at 11:36 AM, James Benstead wrote:
> Thanks for the quick - and really helpful response. I've worked through this but the final command,
> sudo port -dv upgrade apr-util
> Returned the following error message:
> configure: error: iconv support requested, but not found

that's odd.

you can probably do the same with iconv that you did with db46 (uninstall, clean, reinstall) and then clean/upgrade apr-util again.

Did you by any chance migrate your macports installation from an older machine to your current one? If so, you really need to follow the migration instructions (

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