Install/uninstall Direwolf program errors

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sat Jan 14 06:20:14 UTC 2023

On Jan 3, 2023, at 21:39, Larrie Deardurff wrote:
> I am running OS 13.1 on an intel iMac.  I installed the program “Direwolf” using Macports, following the intstruction listed here (  
> I was having some problems with Direwolf and realized that between the initial install of Macports and direwolf I had upgraded the OS from 12 to 13 - and error message I got from Macports suggested to run the migration procedure for Macports.  I did that, installing the version for OS 13.  All seemed to go without issue.
> I decided to upgrade direwolf with sudo port upgrade direwolf and Macports reports it is not installed.  (But it’s there, as typing direwolf in the terminal starts the program).
> Attempted to re-install direwolf - get error “Failed to build direwolf:  command execution failed.
> Here is the output of the log file:
> :error:build Failed to build direwolf: command execution failed
> :debug:build Error code: CHILDSTATUS 24328 2
> :debug:build Backtrace: command execution failed
> :debug:build     while executing
> :debug:build "system {*}$notty {*}$callback {*}$nice $fullcmdstring"
> :debug:build     invoked from within
> :debug:build "command_exec -callback portprogress::target_progress_callback build"
> :debug:build     (procedure "portbuild::build_main" line 8)
> :debug:build     invoked from within
> :debug:build "$procedure $targetname"
> :error:build See /opt/local/var/macports/logs/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_macports_release_tarballs_ports_science_direwolf/direwolf/main.log for details.
> I was unable to find a definition of the CHILDSTATUS 24328 2 error code.  
> Questions:   1.  Why does macports not see the earlier installation of Direwolf?

It should. I cannot explain why for you it does not.

You said you followed the migration instructions. Part of those instructions are to uninstall all installed ports. If you did this, that would explain why direwolf is now not installed. However, that would not explain why you are still able to use the direwolf program; that suggests that it is still installed.

>                    2.  What would cause the above error?

You haven't shown us the relevant error message. Filing a ticket in the issue tracker and attaching the entire main.log file is the best way to report bugs.

>                    3.  Under macports, what is the command to remove a program?

sudo port uninstall portname

replacing "portname" with the name of the port you want to uninstall.

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