error installing PDL 2.4.6

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Fri Nov 11 14:45:45 PST 2011

On Nov 11, 2011, at 15:40, Puneet Kishor wrote:

> Well, besides the errors listed below (although their cause is not listed)
> On Nov 11, 2011, at 3:09 PM, Puneet Kishor wrote:
>> :info:build make[1]: *** [subdirs] Error 2
>> :info:build make[1]: Leaving directory `/opt/local/var/macports/build/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_tarballs_ports_perl_p5-pdl/p5.14-pdl/work/PDL-2.4.6/Basic'
>> :info:build make: *** [subdirs] Error 2
>> :info:build make: Leaving directory `/opt/local/var/macports/build/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_tarballs_ports_perl_p5-pdl/p5.14-pdl/work/PDL-2.4.6'
>> :info:build shell command " cd "/opt/local/var/macports/build/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_tarballs_ports_perl_p5-pdl/p5.14-pdl/work/PDL-2.4.6" && /usr/bin/make -j8 -w all " returned error 2
>> :error:build Target returned: shell command failed (see log for details)

All of that basically means "an error occurred earlier", and that earlier error was not in the portion of the log you showed.

> I had the following in my terminal
> --->  Building p5.14-pdl
> Error: Target returned: shell command failed (see log for details)
> Log for p5.14-pdl is at: /opt/local/var/macports/logs/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_tarballs_ports_perl_p5-pdl/p5.14-pdl/main.log
> Error: Status 1 encountered during processing.
> Whatever "Status 1" is... I have no idea.

The above means "an error occurred when building the port" and the log must be examined to determine what the error was.

> On a related topic, PDL is now at version 2.4.9 (soon to be version 2.4.10), but I am not sure whether the PDL-macports maintainer is still tracking the current PDL developments.

Then please also file a second ticket requesting the port be updated to the current version.

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