Help please

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sun Feb 19 17:02:18 PST 2012

On Feb 19, 2012, at 18:46, James Linder wrote:

>>> I re-installed macports from the dmg and got errors.
>> This should have worked, so please elaborate on the problems you experienced.
>>> I moved /opt/local to /opt/oldlocal and reinstalled.
>> Using the dmg again? And now it succeeded?
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> As below - fail
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------


> MacPorts base version 2.0.0 installed,
> DEBUG: Rebuilding and reinstalling MacPorts if needed
> MacPorts base version 2.0.3 downloaded.
> --->  MacPorts base is outdated, installing new version 2.0.3

So clearly you haven't yet succeeded in updating MacPorts to the current version. Moving on...


> checking for Apple Objective-C runtime... yes
> checking for GNU Objective C runtime... no
> configure: Using Apple Objective-C runtime
> checking for Apple Foundation library... no
> configure: WARNING: GNUSTEP_SYSTEM_ROOT is not defined in your environment, preventing the use of GNUstep's Foundation library
> configure: error: Could not find a working Foundation implementation

This is an error we've encountered a few times before, such as:

We didn't receive further feedback from the reporters so were unable to pursue the matter further. Can you attach your config.log? Maybe it will shed further light.

In #28452 we presumed software installed in /usr/local was interfering. Do you have anything installed in /usr/local? If so, remove it and try again.

In #30298 we presumed the user's operating system components had become damaged and the OS should be reinstalled. So that's another avenue you could pursue.

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