Issue with installing port

Will Senn will.senn at
Wed Jan 25 22:55:47 UTC 2023

sudo port install pandoc

is what I was using. It takes forever and then fails. I did a little 
digging and noticed that there was a [+]stack: Use stack to build 
variant. So, I:

sudo port clean pandoc
sudo port install pandoc -stack

to see if that works. It's still building :).

Thanks for the tip on the fetch fails,


On 1/25/23 4:47 PM, chilli.namesake at wrote:
> Hi,
> It's unclear if you tried
> sudo port install pandoc
> or to build it
> sudo port -s install pandoc
> Should install version 3. Sometimes fetch fails at all the sites, but 
> that is rare, and you just try again, and usually it resolves itself.
>> On Jan 25, 2023, at 16:40, Will Senn <will.senn at> wrote:
>>  Hi,
>> I'm trying to get pandoc to install. I get these messages:
>> :info:archivefetch ---> pandoc-3.0_0+stack.darwin_18.x86_64.tbz2 
>> doesn't seem to exist in /opt/local/var/macports/incoming/verified
>> :msg:archivefetch --->  Attempting to fetch 
>> pandoc-3.0_0+stack.darwin_18.x86_64.tbz2 from 
>> And, sure enough, that tbz2 file doesn't exist on my filesystem, or 
>> at the url listed.
>> So, no pandoc :(.
>> If it matters, I'm on Mojave and just (re)installed macports on my 
>> system (cleaned out /opt/local, rm'ed macports, the, etc). 
>> It's version 2.8.0...
>> Is there a way I can work around this or is this an issue that needs 
>> attention by the macports folks?
>> Thanks,
>> Will
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