ncurses upgrade on OS X 10.7.5 fails

Tim Johnson tim at
Thu Aug 20 12:08:12 PDT 2015

Getting this :
Error: Failed to configure texinfo, consult
Error: org.macports.configure for port texinfo returned: configure
failure: command execution failed
Please see the log file for port texinfo for details:
	Error: Unable to upgrade port: 1
	To report a bug, follow the instructions in the guide:
So various applications I use, such as mutt and vim (but not mc) are
I rolled ncurses back using the following method :
linus:~ tim$ port installed ncurses
The following ports are currently installed:
  ncurses @5.9_1
  ncurses @5.9_2
  ncurses @6.0_0 (active)
linus:~ tim$ sudo port activate ncurses @5.9_2
--->  Deactivating ncurses @6.0_0
--->  Cleaning ncurses
--->  Activating ncurses @5.9_2
--->  Cleaning ncurses
However, it seems that fixing ncurses 6.0_0 should
be the object.
Can someone help me how to fix this?
I see a similar issue here:
but doesn't seem to be exactly the same because 'activating' 6.0_0
didn't seem to help.

Logs are available upon request.

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