Installed macports what to do next
james.collins75 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 11:53:49 PDT 2011
I used subversion to get the ports tree.
Rsync isn't working and I don't know why? The first time I got macports it worked?
I synced via the files I got through subversion. But selfupdate doesn't work, failing because of rsync. I have edited my sources.conf file.
So I am trying to figure out why rsync isn't working. I have run selfupdate with the -v -d flags and I can put in my terminal output.
But I wondered a couple of things
One is, terminal mentions a log, saying the shell command failed (see log for details) where could I find the log?
Also, like I said I used subversion to obtain the ports tree. And ran the sync command. But when I run
sudo port -v install recoll
I still get an error:
Error: Port recoll not found
Why can't my macports find the recoll port? I have found recoll on my computer from the sources from the port tree?
Just curious, I know rsync would still fail but shouldn't macports find recoll?
I can show my terminal output regarding rsync, and also the log file if I can find it.
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On Aug 25, 2011, at 2:27 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org> wrote:
> On Aug 25, 2011, at 11:08, james collins wrote:
>> Just installed macports in lion on my MacBook pro.
>> I originally wanted to use recoll, a unix search tool. I understand recoll has dependencies, and according to the recoll website it is included with macports.
>> So the first thing I did when I installed the lion dmg file on my computer. Was to go into terminal and type:
>> sudo port install recoll
>> I got an error:
>> Error: Port recoll not found
>> So I wondered, I just installed macports where is recoll?
>> What should I do?
>> I thought about running selfupdate, but can't get rsync working.
>> I wondered, I know it says to run selfupdate often. And I obviously want it working. But I just installed macports shouldn't I have recoll already?
>> And what is the ports tree. Do I have a ports tree by default when installing macports, or do I get it by running selfupdate?
>> I thought about running selfupdate by using subversion, but just wanted to try and understand macports a little more
> The ports tree is the collection of recipes that tell MacPorts how to install ports. When you download MacPorts from our web site, that includes only MacPorts itself, not the ports tree. The disk image installer will run "sudo port selfupdate" for you after it runs. If rsync were working on your network, this would have fetched the ports tree for you. Since rsync is not working on your network, you need to get the ports tree another way. As we discussed last time you brought this up on the list, there are a couple http-based alternatives you can use. Pick one of these:
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