MacPorts throws errors on everything (include uninstall) since selfupdate

Aba-Sah Dadzie a.dadzie at
Mon Feb 21 02:32:32 PST 2011

Thanks, Andrea, Scott,

I have just repeated the full clean (including opt/local) - I think what 
I thought were other programs installed there were the macports copies 
of a few others I'd manually installed. So I've reinstalled and it seems 
to be happy.

Except now there's a new problem :(
Both when I tried on Saturday and again just now it starts to install, 
gets through the required libs successfully, but fails on the checksum 
for the actual application, and then invites me to submit a bug report.

So I suspect there's some problem somewhere between MacPorts and 
whatever's being delivered.


On 19/02/2011 08:13, Andrea D'Amore wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 6:55 PM, Aba-Sah Dadzie<a.dadzie at>  wrote:
>> I'm now trying gimp2, and I'm having a similar problem - 3rd log at bottom.
>> I can't empty out /opt/local/bin because there are other programs in the
>> same directory not put in there by macports. It's just complained about
>> gperf, while writing this mail. It's a bit tedious to install like this...
>> is there some other clean action I missed?
>> Error: Target org.macports.activate returned: Image error:
>> /opt/local/bin/captoinfo already exists and does not belong to a registered
>> port.
> Yes, don't mix $prefix with other tools, i.e. don't let other programs
> install stuff into /opt/local (you're using default prefix).
> You can either prevent other programs from installing there or you can
> change $prefix installing from sources, cf. [1]
> Regards

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