HELP!! Trouble running Macports

Lawrence Velázquez larryv at
Fri Nov 15 18:34:24 PST 2013

On Nov 15, 2013, at 9:23 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> wrote:

> On Nov 15, 2013, at 20:11, Alia Jemmali wrote:
>> For instance, i typed sudo port selfupdate and it show a message as the following (PS: And i can't enter my password i tried to enter it but it doesn't even wanted to enter it (don't want to be typed) :
>> MacBook-Pro-de-MACBOOKPRO:~ macbookpro$ sudo port selfupdate
>> WARNING: Improper use of the sudo command could lead to data loss
>> or the deletion of important system files. Please double-check your
>> typing when using sudo. Type "man sudo" for more information.
>> To proceed, enter your password, or type Ctrl-C to abort.
>> Password:
> Everything seems to be working correctly. Type your password and press Return. Nothing will be displayed as you type. 

In case you're unaware, this is very common (dare I say ubiquitous?) behavior for the Unix command line. I'm not sure I've ever seen a password prompt that actually showed filler symbols.


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