Can't extract tar files

G. Blake Meike blake.meike at
Mon Dec 16 07:28:06 PST 2013

Hey, I would appreciate any advice on this.  

I’m running OS X Mavericks (10.9).  I’m doing Android work, so I’m using the version of Xcode recommended for that, 4.5.2.  I realize that this is not a supported configuration.  I’d really like to get it to work, though.

It’s very close.  I’ve successfully installed many ports.  Unfortunately, a couple of them fail.  All that fail fail in the same way: the downloaded tar file cannot be extracted into the work directory (see below).  If I run the “assembled command” from the command line, as root, it works fine.  For some reason, thought, the installer can’t pull it off.

I’ve looked around for permissions problems and don’t see anything obvious.

Any ideas?


:debug:extract extract phase started at Mon Dec 16 07:10:41 PST 2013
:notice:extract --->  Extracting gnupg
:debug:extract setting option extract.cmd to /usr/bin/bzip2
:debug:extract Executing org.macports.extract (gnupg)
:info:extract --->  Extracting gnupg-1.4.15.tar.bz2
:debug:extract setting option extract.args to '/opt/local/var/macports/distfiles/gnupg/gnupg-1.4.15.tar.bz2'
:debug:extract Environment: CPATH='/opt/local/include' CC_PRINT_OPTIONS_FILE='/opt/local/var/macports/build/_Volumes_Home_local_opt_local_va
r_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_ports_mail_gnupg/gnupg/work/.CC_PRINT_OPTIONS' LIBRARY_PATH='/opt/local/lib' CC_PRINT_OPTIONS=
:debug:extract Assembled command: 'cd "/opt/local/var/macports/build/_Volumes_Home_local_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_r
elease_ports_mail_gnupg/gnupg/work" && /usr/bin/bzip2 -dc '/opt/local/var/macports/distfiles/gnupg/gnupg-1.4.15.tar.bz2' | /usr/bin/tar -xf 
:debug:extract Executing command line:  cd "/opt/local/var/macports/build/_Volumes_Home_local_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.
org_release_ports_mail_gnupg/gnupg/work" && /usr/bin/bzip2 -dc '/opt/local/var/macports/distfiles/gnupg/gnupg-1.4.15.tar.bz2' | /usr/bin/tar
 -xf - 
:info:extract gnupg-1.4.15/: Can't create 'gnupg-1.4.15'
:info:extract gnupg-1.4.15/NEWS: Failed to create dir 'gnupg-1.4.15'Can't create 'gnupg-1.4.15/NEWS'

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