reinstalling Macports

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Wed Apr 18 03:23:46 UTC 2018

On Apr 17, 2018, at 06:08, pagani laurent wrote:

> --->  Activating xorg-xproto @7.0.31_0
> Error: Failed to activate xorg-xproto: Image error: /opt/local/include/X11/X.h is being used by the active tk port.  Please deactivate this port first, or use 'port -f activate xorg-xproto' to force the activation.
> The log is attached (compressed… otherwise above 500 kb)
> Should I force activation and relaunch the .restore_ports.tcl or should I totally erase the /opt/local branch, reinstall Macports and launch the restore_ports.tcl or will the later fail because everything has been erased ? Or did it fail because I run XEmacs (from opt/local/bin/xemacs) in parallel ?

You should not force the activation.

Since we don't yet know why this problem happened for you, uninstalling and reinstalling MacPorts again might result in the same problem again, so I would not recommend doing that at this point.

tk should not provide /opt/local/include/X11/X.h. What else does it provide that it should not? What's the output of:

port contents tk

If we could see the log of the tk build, that might help us understand why it is providing files it should not, but unfortunately, MacPorts automatically removes the logs of builds it considers successful.

More information about the macports-users mailing list