Error in port selfupdate

Clemens Lang cal at
Sun Feb 19 01:27:05 UTC 2017


On Sat, Feb 18, 2017 at 04:36:22PM -0600, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> Images-to-archives is an ancient upgrade process. It shouldn't do
> anything anymore, unless your MacPorts installation hasn't been
> updated in many, many years. So it's not a big problem that it's not
> completing.

images_to_archives gets run when files are missing from
/opt/local/var/macports/software, either by manual deletion or some
accidential process.

This has caused problems before with people who thought the large files
MacPorts put there were not needed and deleted them.

> Nevertheless, it should complete without error; the fact that there is
> an error means something is wrong. Is that
> py27-mako-1.0.4_0.darwin_10.noarch.tbz2 file perhaps corrupt? What
> happens if you try to decompress it manually?

It does not complete without error for conversions triggered in the
situation described above.


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