Error: Failed to build source-highlight: command execution failed

tom eee eeetom87 at
Fri Apr 30 15:48:19 UTC 2021

The following is my terminal output for the clean/install commands you ask
me to run.  Attached is the install config.log and main.log.  Do you want
me to run the 'port -v installed boost' command also?

Last login: Fri Apr 30 11:26:05 on ttys000
11:29-1> sudo port clean source-highlight
--->  Cleaning source-highlight
11:30-2> sudo port -s install source-highlight
--->  Computing dependencies for source-highlight
--->  Fetching distfiles for source-highlight
--->  Verifying checksums for source-highlight
--->  Extracting source-highlight
--->  Configuring source-highlight
Error: Failed to configure source-highlight, consult
Error: Failed to configure source-highlight: configure failure: command
execution failed
Error: See
for details.
Error: Follow to report a bug.
Error: Processing of port source-highlight failed

Thank you for your help,

On Thu, Apr 29, 2021 at 5:59 PM Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at>

> On Apr 29, 2021, at 10:54, tom eee wrote:
> > Hello Ryan,  I have been watching the ticket 59258 that you associated
> with my problem and it is not quite clear to me whether I am being asked to
> do something with boost.  Please update me with how I should proceed.
> Thank you, Tom
> In that ticket, I asked you to run:
> port -v installed boost
> However, since we also see the problem on our 10.7 build machine, that
> suggests it's not a problem with your machine, so the results of the above
> command may not turn out to be useful.
> In that ticket, René mentioned that building source-highlight with a newer
> compiler worked for him. So you could try running:
> sudo port clean source-highlight
> sudo port -s install source-highlight configure.compiler=macports-clang-9.0
> If that works, let us know; it at least gives us a workaround we can apply
> to the port until the developers respond to the upstream bug report I filed.
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