odd problem trying to use Macports ...

Richard Bonomo TDS personal bonomo at tds.net
Wed Dec 30 23:01:11 UTC 2020

Dear Ryan,

I will give that a try.

I am sure I installed Macports on the system many, many, moons ago, probably on a 2008 MacBook Pro -- the predecessor to my current device.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Ryan Schmidt" <ryandesign at macports.org>
To: "Richard Bonomo TDS personal" <bonomo at tds.net>
Cc: "MacPorts Users" <macports-users at lists.macports.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 3:33:39 PM
Subject: Re: odd problem trying to use Macports ...

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On Dec 30, 2020, at 10:36, Richard Bonomo TDS personal wrote:

> Here are the outputs:
> Aquinas-276:bonomo$ lipo -info /opt/local/share/macports/Tcl/macports1.0/MacPorts.dylib
> Architectures in the fat file: /opt/local/share/macports/Tcl/macports1.0/MacPorts.dylib are: ppc7400 i386 
> Aquinas-276:bonomo$ 
> Aquinas-276:bonomo$ ls -l /opt/local/share/macports/Tcl/macports1.0/MacPorts.dylib
> -rw-rw-r--  1 root  admin  35088 Sep  6  2011 /opt/local/share/macports/Tcl/macports1.0/MacPorts.dylib
> Aquinas-276:bonomo$ 
> Yes, it is pre-2014!

Not only pre-2014, but pre-Mac OS X 10.6. For Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.4 we compile ppc and i386, but for Mac OS X 10.6 and later we compile i386 and x86_64.

Hopefully whatever put this ancient part of MacPorts on your system recently didn't also replace other files you needed with older versions.

I still suspect that reinstalling MacPorts using our installer will delete /opt/local/share/macports/Tcl and set this right. If not, try deleting /opt/local/share/macports/Tcl yourself.

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