postfix install failed

Terry Barnum terry at
Mon Oct 20 14:16:48 PDT 2014

Thanks for the -v suggestion. I did a 'sudo port -v selfupdate' which updated to 2.3.2, then updated to XCode 6.1 (for 10.9--haven't updated to 10.10 yet) and downloaded the CLI tools. I did a 'sudo port clean --dist postfix' and then 'sudo port -v install postfix +dovecot_sasl+pcre+tls'. Following <> I also changed my DNS servers from Google back to Cox DNS but I still get:

--->  Checksumming postfix-2.11.2.tar.gz
Error: Checksum (rmd160) mismatch for postfix-2.11.2.tar.gz
Portfile checksum: postfix-2.11.2.tar.gz rmd160 a9ca0d269144e6b45848c4a6c414acdcc3bb896b
Distfile checksum: postfix-2.11.2.tar.gz rmd160 c0aeb72ec03c4fb8674523522942e052fd7022d3
Error: Checksum (sha256) mismatch for postfix-2.11.2.tar.gz
Portfile checksum: postfix-2.11.2.tar.gz sha256 aa6eba4842457c88c48fb65faeb4fc6496cb3e9ceb9e0ddcb3c13b501821a258
Distfile checksum: postfix-2.11.2.tar.gz sha256 f5e4f9dcdc63139c3f5a3540026d9cc78126ce32caed82e26293cd2cc8888ba3
The non-matching file appears to be HTML. See this page for possible reasons
for the checksum mismatch:
The file has been moved to: /opt/local/var/macports/distfiles/postfix/postfix-2.11.2.tar.gz.html
Error: org.macports.checksum for port postfix returned: Unable to verify file checksums
Warning: targets not executed for postfix: org.macports.activate org.macports.checksum org.macports.extract org.macports.patch org.macports.configure org.macports.destroot org.macports.install
Please see the log file for port postfix for details:
To report a bug, follow the instructions in the guide:
Error: Processing of port postfix failed

Thanks for any pointers.


On Oct 16, 2014, at 2:04 AM, René J.V. Bertin <rjvbertin at> wrote:

> On Wednesday October 15 2014 20:31:04 Brandon Allbery wrote:
> I've learned to run almost all port commands with -v to follow what is actually being done. It doesn't print everything that ends up in the log, so it's easier to spot issues in there than "post-mortem" from main.log (or `port log`).
>> This means it thinks it downloaded it already but it's not there for some
>> reason. `sudo port clean postfix` should reset it. (Possibly incorrect
>> saved state should be handled better, especially for the early phases.)
> Yes, in this case it shouldn't be very hard to try to revert to the fetch stage to download the missing file.
> Slightly more progress output could be helpful too, between the regular very terse output and the (overly) verbose mode. Say, the commands being executed, and the reason for failure (if failure there was).
> R.
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