Troubles installing rc

Davor Cubranic cubranic at
Sat Jan 18 16:28:33 PST 2014

You can use “Ticket Query” with “port is” set to “rc”. Or just use this URL:


On Jan 18, 2014, at 5:08 AM, Harald Hanche-Olsen <hanche at> wrote:

> Before I get to the main point: How do I search for tickets regarding
> the rc port? The search string is too short, and obviously I don't
> want all tickets with the letter pair "rc" appearing in the ticket
> description anyway.
> destroot fails for rc:
> /usr/bin/install -c history /opt/local/bin/- ;\
>        rm -f /opt/local/bin/--;  ln /opt/local/bin/- /opt/local/bin/-- ;\
>        rm -f /opt/local/bin/-p;  ln /opt/local/bin/- /opt/local/bin/-p ;\
>        rm -f /opt/local/bin/--p; ln /opt/local/bin/- /opt/local/bin/--p
> install: /opt/local/bin/-: Operation not permitted
> Before you ask: Yes, I am running as root. But I'm intrigued by these
> lines in the log file:
> :notice:destroot --->  Staging rc into destroot
> :debug:destroot Can't run destroot under sudo without elevated privileges (due to mtree).
> :debug:destroot Run destroot without sudo to avoid root privileges.
> :debug:destroot Going to escalate privileges back to root.
> :debug:destroot euid changed to: 0. egid changed to: 0.
> It seems like these operations may have failed to work as expected.
> Or maybe it's some other newfangled security device misfiring.
> I can certainly run the install command by hand without problem.
> OS version: 10.9.1
> Port version: 2.2.1
> Xcode version: 5.0.2
> I'd file a ticket, except for my inability to search for relevant
> tickets already in the system.
> – Harald
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