questions regarding selfupdate issue

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Thu Nov 13 16:06:41 PST 2014

On Nov 13, 2014, at 5:12 PM, René J.V. Bertin wrote:

> I see I didn't write down my full thought :-/ What I meant to say was that I suspected that the gsed I had installed was part of another port, recently split up. It'd be a feat to handle that kind of thing automatically (I guess :)).
> Question is, if I did install gsed at some point (which would be very likely), how come I can't find a trace of its Portfile? 
> Unless...
> I keep getting that error that I've already signalled but that I cannot reproduce nor predict nor even "debug" because it "self heals": some kind of transient failure uninstalling a port with alerts about missing files from MacPort's infrastructure. Usually the port does get uninstalled though, without collateral damage as far as I can tell. I wonder if this is related and if so, what on earth is going on.
> AFAIT I can rule out issues with my harddrive...

The gsed port has existed for 12 years.

Do you see the gsed portfile now? Are you able to install and uninstall it without error now?

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