2nd try, Most recent version of mplayer

Jeffrey Walton noloader at gmail.com
Mon Jul 20 05:51:10 UTC 2020

On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 12:37 AM Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org> wrote:
> On Jul 19, 2020, at 15:24, dan d. wrote:
> > I tried to install it with the error message:
> >
> > Error: Failed to install mplayer-devel: no destroot found at:
> > /opt/local/var/macports/build/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_macports_release_tarballs_ports_multimedia_mplayer-devel/mplayer-devel/work/destroot
> You're probably experiencing this:
> https://trac.macports.org/wiki/ProblemHotlist#nodestrootfound

I think that's probably better classified as a UX bug.

If MacPorts needs a package cleaned after it is uninstalled, then
MacPorts should clean it. There's no sense is pushing the
technological debt onto users who do not know how to fix the issue
because they lack the problem domain experience.

(Or put another way, if this was my project, then I would perform the
clean automatically so I don't have to tend to bug reports and mailing
list messages about it).


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