Get MacPorts to forget about my Fink install

David Strubbe dstrubbe at
Wed Sep 30 14:13:35 PDT 2015

Does that file still exist?

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

> Hi.
> 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 can't figure out how to get MacPorts to forget about that path. I tried
> doing a "sudo port clean --all all" but that didn't help. Tried greping
> through /opt/local/etc and /opt/local/var/macports for references to
> "/sw/bin/gnutar" but didn't find any.  Not sure why it keeps going back to
> /sw/bin/gnutar.
> What have I missed? I hope I'm not going to have to re-install everything.
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