Get MacPorts to forget about my Fink install

Stephen J. Butler stephen.butler at
Wed Sep 30 14:23:08 PDT 2015

On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 4:13 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at>

> 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.

OK! That seems to work. I'd actually done a source install since I've been
on El Capitain. I just tried the source install again and my packages are
building again. Thanks!
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