FOR FUTURE REFERENCE: when rsync.macports.org is down hard...
rdj999 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 05:52:35 PST 2014
Yesterday, a "port -d selfupdate" revealed that 'rsync.macports.org' was down. It remained down for many hours. Despite mirroring, that's evidently an Achilles' Heel in the default configuration's mechanism. I found a way around it, and it wasn't obvious, requiring temporary modifications to both 'macports.conf' and 'sources.conf'.
Should this happen again, here's a blog entry that others may find useful in the future:
Note: after modifying those two files, 'port -d selfupdate' worked one time, however, one of the files required "re-fixing", because 'selfupdate' in MacPorts 2.3.3 evidently "fixes" the repository flags in 'sources.conf' to break it again. (That's also explained in the blog.)
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