2nd try, Most recent version of mplayer

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Mon Jul 20 23:22:24 UTC 2020

On Jul 20, 2020, at 00:51, Jeffrey Walton  wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 12:37 AM Ryan Schmidt 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).

Sure, we should fix the problem. That's why we have a ticket tracking it. Until we figure out how to fix it, that's why we have a problem hotlist entry to help users work around it.

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