Get MacPorts to forget about my Fink install

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Wed Sep 30 14:13:27 PDT 2015

On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 5:09 PM, Stephen J. Butler <stephen.butler at
> wrote:

> I'm transitioning from Fink to MacPorts. When I initially setup my
> MacPorts install I *thought* I had removed all my Fink stuff from my path.
> Everything was working and I was happy, so I deleted my /sw directory.
> But now I see that the MacPorts build system has picked up /sw/bin/gnutar
> (among, possibly, other things I haven't discovered). My upgrade of cctools
> is failing because it is trying to use that to extract the source :/

I think you reinstall MacPorts from the installer dmg and then do a
selfupdate. It would probably have been a past selfupdate that caused it to
find /sw/bin/gnutar (it would have rebuilt the MacPorts base from source).
This will not affect your installed ports, just the MacPorts base.

brandon s allbery kf8nh                               sine nomine associates
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