trouble installing gtksourceview3

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Fri Aug 7 00:30:42 UTC 2020

On Aug 6, 2020, at 17:15, David Naumann wrote:

> After initial trouble with this port,

The same permission denied error you're having now, or something different?

> I cleaned up and re-installed all my other ports, as follows:
>   sudo port -fp uninstall --follow-dependents installed 
>   sudo port install coreutils gnupg2 emacs-app python38 rcs opam swi-prolog libxml2 pkgconfig
> All worked fine.  
> But this fails:
>> sudo port install gtksourceview3 +quartz 
> Error: Unable to execute port: couldn't open "/opt/local/var/macports/build/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_tarballs_ports_gnome_gtksourceview3/gtksourceview3/work/.macports.gtksourceview3.state": permission denied
> Yet the file exists:
>> ls -l /opt/local/var/macports/build/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_tarballs_ports_gnome_gtksourceview3/gtksourceview3/work/.macports.gtksourceview3.state 
> -rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  216 Aug  3 17:31 /opt/local/var/macports/build/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_tarballs_ports_gnome_gtksourceview3/gtksourceview3/work/.macports.gtksourceview3.state

Curious. I'm not sure why it wouldn't have permission.

> Note that I don't have a macports user; all my other ports are successfully installing under root.  

Why don't you have a macports user?

> Is it safe to just delete everything under build/ and try again?


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