How To Troubleshoot MacPorts

Michael Newman mgnewman at
Fri Apr 12 01:25:02 UTC 2019

> On Apr 12, 2019, at 06:19, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> wrote:
> It's difficult to answer a question this broad. But I can tell you a little about how I answer port build failure bug reports or posts on the list.

Thank you for taking the time to write such an interesting and informative post. 

I suppose the root of my problem is that while I have a basic understanding of how to use MacPorts, I have very little knowledge about how it actually works. 

For example, I’ve been confused as to why some ports generate a config log and some don’t. You explained that. 

I suppose the takeaway from your post is that I should take more time to study other threads and learn from them. My failure is to only read this list when I have a problem of my own to solve. That’s a poor strategy for learning. 

Thanks again for taking the time to write. 

Mike Newman
Korat, Thailand. 

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