Berkeley DB conflict

Tim Bunnell bunnell at
Sun Feb 20 15:43:59 PST 2011


I'm trying macports for the first time. Before installing macports, I had the Berkeley DB libs and binaries installed on my system (running Snow Leopard) under /usr/local/lib and when installing something that depended on them in macports, it generated an error suggesting I move it aside so it could install a different (slightly older) version under /opt. I did. I also moved all the related binaries from /usr/local/bin and tried everything else that I can think of including a complete removal and reinstall of macports and rebooting the MacBook Pro. But it continues to report the same conflict:

> local> sudo port install db46
> Password:
> --->  Extracting db46
> Error: You have a conflicting install of Berkeley DB in /usr/local, please move it aside before building db46
> Error: Target org.macports.extract returned: Berkeley DB in /usr/local is in the way

Any suggestions on how to get around this? 


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