texi2html won't build

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Wed Nov 9 17:06:03 PST 2011

On Nov 9, 2011, at 18:10, Michael O'Brien wrote:

> On Nov 9, 2011, at 12:47 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> Another question: what uid is the macports user on your system now? Or is there no macports user?
> There is no MacPorts user.  The login history of this machine is complex.  Until recently it was joined, using Likewise, to a corporate Active Directory server.  We de-joined it because Likewise was spamming the logs, and MacPorts is enough fun without dealing with Likewise stealing cycles.  At the moment we have users 501, 502, and 504, plus a disabled Guest account.  Doubtless there was a User 503, but right now, according to "find", the only stuff owned by 503 is in the MacPorts directory.  Macports' entire prefix directory, as well as /Applications/Macports, was deleted and reinstalled/regenerated from scratch after that change took place, so it appears to be pulling User 503 out of thin air.  At the moment the only things owned by that user are out in the MacPorts prefix directory.  And, as I say, this is a clean install of MacPorts from source, with only the --prefix changed.

Installing MacPorts 2, from source or disk image, should create the macports user if there isn't one; if you don't have a macports users now, you should make one.

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