new installation trouble

Ulrich Wienands wienands at
Mon Apr 23 03:18:38 UTC 2018

I am trying to get Macports running on a machine that has not had it before.

Mac OS X 10.10.5 (Yosemite)

In install Xcode 7,2.1 and the Developer tools. Starting up Xcode & accept the license agreement. xcode-select --install now says the tools are already installed; so far so good.

Install MacPorts 2.4.3 from the package installer.

Run sudo prot selfupdate. Seems to work (but see below).

Trying to install something:
sudo port install wget

Error: cannot find wget.

Futzing around for a while not getting anywhere. Then trying to update again using the -d flag. this produces the following output:

uli% sudo port -d selfupdate
DEBUG: Copying /Users/uli/Library/Preferences/ to /opt/local/var/macports/home/Library/Preferences
DEBUG: MacPorts sources location: /opt/local/var/macports/sources/
--->  Updating MacPorts base sources using rsync
DEBUG: system: /usr/bin/rsync -rtzvl --delete-after rsync:// /opt/local/var/macports/sources/
rsync: failed to connect to No route to host (65)
rsync error: error in socket IO (code 10) at /SourceCache/rsync/rsync-45/rsync/clientserver.c(105) [receiver=2.6.9]
Command failed: /usr/bin/rsync -rtzvl --delete-after rsync:// /opt/local/var/macports/sources/
Exit code: 10
[Ulis-MacBook-Pro:~] uli% 

So it says it cannot connect to <>. But I can ping it & it responds well.

Where am I getting off track here?


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