FOR FUTURE REFERENCE: when is down hard...

Carlo Tambuatco oraclmaster at
Mon Nov 24 06:07:07 PST 2014

Does this fix still allow port selfupdate to work once
is up again? Or do you need to reverse the changes?

On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 8:52 AM, Dan Johnson <rdj999 at> wrote:

> Yesterday, a "port -d selfupdate" revealed that '' 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.)
> -^-rdj-^-
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