texi2html won't build

Michael O'Brien Michael.T.OBrien at notes.aero.org
Wed Nov 9 16:29:07 PST 2011

On Nov 9, 2011, at 12:47 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Nov 9, 2011, at 12:53, Jeremy Lavergne wrote:
>>> 	First off, what's with all the "User 503" stuff?  True, I don't have one,
>>> so why is it popping up?  A search finds that a whole bunch of stuff in
>>> the MacPorts directory is owned by "User 503".  I didn't change the
>>> owner; there's never been a "User 503" on this system that I know of (my
>>> own UID is 504).
>> If your ID has made it up to 504, then there were 502 and 503 users at
>> some point.
>> My guess is MacPorts thinks it has its user at 503 to build without being
>> root/you.
> But MacPorts shouldn't be installing any files owned by that user.
>> What ever happened to user 503? :-\
> Another question: what uid is the macports user on your system now? Or is there no macports user?

There IS a "macports"  user on the machine after all - it just doesn't show up in the Accounts pane of System Preferences.  You have to use "dscl" on the command line to see it.  MacPorts must've created it somehow.  I'll purge it and point macports.conf at a legit user.

None of this explains why texi2html won't build, though.

Mike O'Brien

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