macPorts selfupdate returned error 1

Howard Baumer howbacha at
Fri May 19 12:56:07 UTC 2017

Thanks Mojca,  uninstall of ports, clearing out the old macPorts and installing for El Capitain did the trick


Howard Baumer
howbacha at

> On May 19, 2017, at 12:21 PM, Mojca Miklavec <mojca at> wrote:
> On 19 May 2017 at 10:36, Howard Baumer wrote:
>> I haven’t run macports for 5+ years and tried updating it.  This is what I
>> got.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Or should I just uninstall and
>> reinstall?
> There are migration instructions:
> But in some cases (depending on your exact circumstances) MacPorts
> only guarantees "compatibility" for one year. It may work longer, but
> we certainly don't test what happens with upgrades after five years.
> I don't know how to explain your particular problem and didn't try to
> look at the sources (it's not even clear to me why MacPorts is being
> built from source rather than fetched from the binary archive), but
> you probably upgraded a bunch of OSes during those five years. You'll
> get least headaches by uninstalling all ports, removing MacPorts and
> doing a clean install.
> Mojca

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