Error: Unable to open port: invalid command name "installs_libs"

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Mon Aug 15 13:14:32 PDT 2011

On Aug 15, 2011, at 08:22, Andrew Todd wrote:

> Aug 15 09:14:54 LM-BWI-00712218 installd[4041]: ./postflight: --->
> Updating MacPorts base sources using rsync
> After this, I can't quit the installer because "the installer is
> busy." Presumably there's nothing else of importance in the postflight
> script after this that I'm missing?

Correct, syncing is the last thing it does. At this point MacPorts is completely installed, just the ports tree won't be up to date, and you can sync it by tarball or svn; see the wiki.

>> What happens on your network when using rsync? Does it just hang? That could explain the installer hanging. But I would have expected rsync to exit with an error code if a problem occurred.
> Unfortunately, whatever the network is doing to block rsync doesn't
> result in an error; the command-line process just hangs as well.
> Given that's the case, I guess there's not much you can do about it.
> But thanks for looking into it.

I agree. It's either a bug in the rsync program, and/or a misconfiguration in your network.

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