[MacPorts] #47755: Broken symlink left by select code when selected port is deactivated causes poppler and other ports using aclocal to fail during configuration.

Eric A. Borisch eborisch at macports.org
Thu Jun 25 09:45:24 PDT 2015

On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 11:03 PM, Lawrence Velázquez <larryv at macports.org>

> On Jun 24, 2015, at 8:02 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org> wrote:
> > On Jun 24, 2015, at 5:10 PM, Christopher Ramos wrote:
> >
> >> Perhaps it would be feasible to employ an agent or daemon that logs
> >> all changes to a user's installation. That way, if it's ever bungled
> >> by an "outside force," the user could do something like "sudo port
> >> revert snapshot-06222015". This would remove any files not
> >> registered by the daemon to have been present at the time of the
> >> requested snapshot; if need be, previously installed or files (or
> >> files that were in a different state) would retrieved from the
> >> Internet.

Simple way to check for changes:
1) install gnutar
2) uninstall inactive
3) run this shell script:

for x in /opt/local/var/macports/software/*/*.tbz2; do
   echo "Checking `basename $x`"
   gnutar --warning=no-unknown-keyword --exclude='./+*' -C / --compare -jf

You can run under sudo to check files set with access restrictions (config
scripts for some servers.)

Not the fastest --  doesn't leverage checksums already in .tbz file
(+CONTENTS) -- but it works.

 - Eric
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