need help on upgrade macport

Jin Chen galactica147 at
Fri Nov 18 12:20:42 PST 2011

Can I ask a follow-up question please?

I was trying to use Emacs 23.2 in terminal using Macport. After setting up
Macport and installing emacs:
        sudo port install emacs

I found that launching emacs from the terminal did not load my .emacs
config file, which using
did so. Does Macport create a default location for storing the
configuration file? I put my .emacs under
my home directory.

Please advise. Thank you!

On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 9:45 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at>wrote:

> Phillip Koebbe wrote:
> > I don't know how prevalent this is, but there are reports of Xcode 4.2
> not playing nice with many things. The first I saw of it was a note in the
> RVM installation that indicated 4.2 would not build some rubies and gems
> correctly. I recently got a new Mac with Lion and installed 4.2 before
> installing MacPorts and some ports. One of the first ports I installed was
> PostgreSQL 9, and when trying to access the server via psql, I encountered
> a segmentation fault. Some googling around suggested the problem was Xcode
> 4.2, so I went back to 4.1 and haven't had any problems. My point in all
> this is that you might possibly encounter some problems with Xcode 4.2.
> The problem is not Xcode 4.2 per se, but the fact that we use clang by
> default when using Xcode 4.2 and up. Some ports don't compile properly with
> clang, or compile but don't run properly. When you identify such ports,
> please file tickets in the issue tracker.
> Jin Chen wrote:
> > Ryan, it is true that I upgraded from Snow Leopard. So I followed the
> migration instructions and it seems work so far.
> > Although, it took me ~24 hours to do so, which I think is too long.
> Upgrading from Snow Leopard should not have been a big problem. Upgrading
> from Leopard or earlier was what I was talking about. But I'm glad you got
> things working by rebuilding everything.
> Yes, it can take some time to rebuild all ports. Sorry about that. This
> will improve once we get a Lion buildbot set up, so that MacPorts can just
> download binaries instead of having to build them.
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