libffi on snow leopard

Jeremy Lavergne jeremy at
Sat Jul 14 10:19:32 PDT 2012

> bash-3.2$ sudo  port -v upgrade outdated
> --->  Configuring libffi

This part bugs me: you keep getting to configure phase, without fetch/extract/patch happening. Can you guarantee that those are happening and you're not using any cached parts in configure?

> checking for gawk... no
> checking for mawk... no
> checking for nawk... nawk

Since nawk is found, what happens if you temporarily deactivate it for this build? Like so:
sudo port -f deactivate nawk
sudo port clean libffi
sudo port -v install libffi
sudo port activate nawk

Note: if you have more than one nawk available (already deactivated), MacPorts may ask you to specify the fully qualified name (name @version[+variants]).

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