Macports: install/uninstall failed?

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Thu Jun 9 21:40:23 PDT 2016

On Jun 9, 2016, at 11:30 PM, Kishalay Choudhury wrote:

> I tried to install grace and openmotif for my Mac OSX Yosemite but it gives me the same message and sits there doing nothing for hours:
> Kishalays-MacBook-Air:grace-5.1.25 Kishalay$ port search motif
> openmotif @2.3.4_3 (x11)
>     The Open Motif toolkit for X11
> SoXt @1.2.2_2 (x11, graphics, devel)
>     Xt/Motif glue library for Coin
> vtwm @5.4.6b_1 (x11)
>     Twm with a virtual desktop and optional Motif-like features
> Found 3 ports.
> Kishalays-MacBook-Air:grace-5.1.25 Kishalay$ sudo port install openmotif
> Password:
> Waiting for lock on /opt/local/var/macports/registry/.registry.lock

"Waiting for lock" means you have another MacPorts installation running in another Terminal window.

If you do not, maybe MacPorts or your computer crashed or you forcibly restarted your computer while another MacPorts process was running. If so, you would have to manually clear the lock, but I'm not sure how to do that; maybe someone else knows.

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