macports-users Digest, Vol 163, Issue 13
murrayeisenberg at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 14:57:47 UTC 2020
On17 Mar 2020 17:17:37 +0100, Pieter van Oostrum <pieter-l at vanoostrum.org <mailto:pieter-l at vanoostrum.org>> wrote:
> Date: Tue,
> From: Pieter van Oostrum <pieter-l at vanoostrum.org <mailto:pieter-l at vanoostrum.org>>
> To: macports-users at lists.macports.org <mailto:macports-users at lists.macports.org>
> Subject: Re: macports-users Digest, Vol 163, Issue 12
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> Murray Eisenberg <murrayeisenberg at gmail.com <mailto:murrayeisenberg at gmail.com>> writes:
>> I did that: used mode 755 for directories, mode 644 for files there.
>> Still, same error Unable to execute port: Could not open file: /Users/murray/macports/myports/kde/
>> Did you get this to work with your own version of a port already included in MacPorts?
> Yes, I do this regularly. Never had a problem.
> My working mode is: I have a clone of the git repository, but for the ports I am working on, I make a copy of the Portfile and other relevant files in a shadow directory, but only for those ports.
> But 'could not open file' sounds like a protection issue.
> What happens when you execute the shell command?
> sudo cat /Users/murray/macports/myports/kde/okular/Portfile
> By the way, another way is to go to the directory
> and execute the command 'sudo port install' (i.e. without port name). It should install the port in that directory.
Command "sudo cat /Users/murray/macports/myports/kde/okular/Portfile" _does_ type out the file contents
However, cd to that okulr directory and executing “sudo port install” there once again gives the same error "Unable to execute port: Could not open file: /Users/murray/macports/myports/kde/okular/Portfile”.
cdNote that I have:
$ ls -l Portfile
-rw-r--r--@ 1 murray staff 2296 Mar 16 15:18 Portfile
Moreover, I get the same error if I execute “chmod a+wx Portfile”.
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