no destroot found (was: help please)

James Linder jam at
Wed May 15 08:49:57 UTC 2019


> On 15 May 2019, at 4:22 pm, Joshua Root <jmr at> wrote:
>> what does this mean …
>> [haycorn] /Users/jam/DEVEL [580]% sudo port install qt511-qtwebkit
>> --->  Computing dependencies for qt511-qtwebkit
>> --->  Installing qt511-qtxmlpatterns @5.11.3_0
>> Error: Failed to install qt511-qtxmlpatterns: no destroot found at: /opt/local/var/macports/build/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_macports_release_tarballs_ports_aqua_qt511/qt511-qtxmlpatterns/work/destroot
> It's a bug. Quite a few people have encountered it, but we've never been
> able to reproduce it. If you know how to reproduce it, please add that
> information to <>.
> The workaround is simple however: clean the affected port.

Thanks that did indeed work.
In tems of doing something funny - I think I did not, but here goes

port install qt5 qt5-qtwebkit

Hmmm 12 did not work (I’ll go back to see why - mysql plugins)

port uninstall `port installed |grep qt5`

port install qt511 qt511-qtwebkit


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