port selfupdate failed (on Lion)

Rainer Müller raimue at macports.org
Thu Aug 4 08:57:50 PDT 2011

On 2011-08-04 17:40 , Johannes Ruscheinski wrote:
> Error: /opt/local/bin/port: port selfupdate failed: Error installing
> new MacPorts base: shell command failed
> I assume this is a common problem on Lion?   If not, I'd be happy to
> provide whatever logs are needed to troubleshoot this.

No, MacPorts is supposed to work on Lion.

Please run 'sudo port -d selfupdate' to see the debug output. It should
indicate what exactly failed.


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