Installed macports what to do next

Daniel J. Luke dluke at
Thu Aug 25 14:05:19 PDT 2011

On Aug 25, 2011, at 4:48 PM, james collins wrote:
>> So you followed the instructions on the wiki and now 'port sync' works?
> I followed the instructions. Just re-ran the sync command no errors. My computer returned all 0's i.e.
> Total number of ports parsed: 0
> Ports successfully parsed: 0

That is an indication that there's a problem.

Most likely, you did not correctly update your macports/sources.conf file (I would even guess that you probably are missing a / after file:, there should be 3 as per the wiki).

The output from `port -d sync` might help determine what is going wrong.

> Here is what I got from terminal:
> sudo port -v selfupdate 
> ----> Updating MacPorts base sources using rsync
> rsync: failed to connect to Operation timed out (60)
> rsync error: error in socket IO (code 10) at /SourceCache/rsync/rsync-42/rsync/clientserver.c(105)
> [receiver=2.6.9]
> shell command "/usr/bin/rsync -rtzv --delete-after rsync:// /opt/local/var/macports/sources/" returned error 10
> Error: /opt/local/bin/port: port selfupdate failed: Error synchronizing MacPorts sources: shell command failed (see log for details)

As expected, that looks like a firewall or something is blocking your access.

> I have used the search command like
> Port search recoll with no luck

because as per the truncated output from your port sync, macports thinks there are 0 ports.

The output should look something like:

% sudo port -d sync
DEBUG: Synchronizing ports tree(s)
Synchronizing local ports tree from file:///path/to/where/you/put/your/macports/dports
DEBUG: /opt/local/bin/svn update --non-interactive /path/to/where/you/put/your/macports/dports
DEBUG: changing euid/egid - current euid: 0 - current egid: 0
At revision 83095.
Creating port index in /path/to/where/you/put/your/macports/dports

Total number of ports parsed:	0 
Ports successfully parsed:	0 
Ports failed:			0 
Up-to-date ports skipped:	12143

and your sources.conf should have a line that matches:

% grep dports /opt/local/etc/macports/sources.conf
file:///path/to/where/you/put/your/macports/dports [default]

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