mysql57, boost and postgresql84

Michael Newman mgnewman at
Wed Nov 6 01:39:56 UTC 2019

Maybe I’m just not smart enough to play with MacPorts….

This on an iMac still running Mojave.

This morning I did selfupdate and upgrade outdated with the following result:

Error: mysql57 cannot be built while boost is active.
Error: Please forcibly deactivate boost, e.g. by running:
Error:     sudo port -f deactivate boost
Error: Then try again. You can reactivate boost again later.

I deactivated boost as instructed and ran upgrade outdated again.

This time mysql built OK, but I got:

Error: Failed to configure postgresql84, consult /opt/local/var/macports/build/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_tarballs_ports_databases_postgresql84/postgresql84/work/postgresql-8.4.22/config.log
Error: Failed to configure postgresql84: configure failure: command execution failed

The config.log file referred to is just under 1000 lines long. Is there anything in particular I should look for?

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