MacPorts throws errors on everything (include uninstall) since selfupdate
hanche at math.ntnu.no
Fri Feb 18 04:29:25 PST 2011
[Aba-Sah Dadzie <a.dadzie at dcs.shef.ac.uk> (2011-02-18 12:14:01 UTC)]
> I ran selfupdate almost a week ago, and my computer is pretty much
> broken now - for any program remotely related to MacPorts.
Is it *only* macports?
Your litany of woes would make me suspect either a hardware problem or
a corrupted system file outside of macports. But if you never have any
problems with non-macports software then that sounds a mite unlikely.
Still, if this happened to me, I would run a hardware test. Including
a thorough disk test. A bad sector in the midst of a much used library
would surely be an endless source of grief!
When you said you reinstalled macports from scratch, did you really
mean that? I.e., did you run sudo rm -fr /opt/local and then install
macports and then all your ports?
If so, and if the hardware test shows no problems, I'd suspect a
corrupt system file somewhere. In which case, maybe downloading the
latest combo updater from apple.com and installing it just might fix
the problem. Or failing that, a complete reinstall of your entire OS.
It's time consuming and painful, but sometimes such drastic measures
can't be avoided. I do hope you have good backups! Good luck.
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