selfupdate error

William Graves william.wyatt.graves at
Sun Mar 5 01:56:34 UTC 2017

Hi Brandon,

Thank you for that fast and extremely helpful response! You were exactly
right. I commented out the rsync_dir line in my macports.conf file, and now
selfupdate works like a dream.

Thanks again,

On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 6:44 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at> wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 5:45 PM, William Graves <
> william.wyatt.graves at> wrote:
>> Running Mac OS 10.10.5, I am trying to update MacPorts, but it’s giving
>> me an error. Unfortunately, the problem is not obvious, so I’m pasting the
>> output below from running:
>> sudo port -d selfupdate
> This looks like it might be the rsync_dir issue. If you have rsync_dir
> uncommented in /opt/local/etc/macports/macports.conf, you will want to
> comment it out or edit it; one copied forward from older macports releases
> will be wrong and lead to this kind of failure.
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