macports not untar the tar files

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Mon Sep 3 02:03:47 PDT 2012

On Sep 3, 2012, at 03:18, nikos yiotis wrote:

> Hey, is it normal for macports not to untar the tar files of the installed port
> (last couple of times I had to go to my macports location and untar)

Nope, that's not normal. But there is a bug in MacPorts where it does not detect when, for example, decompression of a source tarball fails (if for example your bzip2 utility is faulty), and the error message it prints is more cryptic, like "no such file or directory". If you show us a main.log file from one of these failures maybe we can figure out what's happening.

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