On Jan 18, 2009, at 20:39, Doctor Who wrote:
On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 9:28 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
On Jan 18, 2009, at 20:18, Doctor Who wrote:
Not to be a pain, but I'm pretty new to MacPorts and I don't want to
mess my system up more. Would you please outline the steps I should
take one by one to (hopefully) restore my system back to 'normal'?
I meant to say earlier, but don't feel that you're bothering us:
you've clearly found a problem and we need to first get you out of it
and then figure out how to not make it affect others. Sorry this
happened; I know it's not a pleasant experience, especially when
you're just trying to get used to MacPorts. It's not usually like
I'm not certain, as I haven't encountered this problem before.
But my suggestion is exactly as I outlined above.
1. Edit /opt/local/etc/macports/macports.conf and change this line:
Remove the hash at the beginning and change the order so that it
2. Deactivate your old gettext:
sudo port deactivate gettext @0.17_3
3. Activate your new gettext:
sudo port activate gettext @0.17_4
4. Uninstall coreutils because it is not a good idea to override
Mac OS X file utilities:
sudo port uninstall coreutils
5. Edit /opt/local/etc/macports/macporst.conf and put the binpath
the way it was before, including the order of the paths and the
hash at the
beginning of the line.
OK, when I get to the point of activating the later version of
gettext, it's not installed:
tbook:~ who$ sudo port deactivate gettext @0.17_3
---> Deactivating gettext @0.17_3
tbook:~ who$ sudo port activate gettext @0.17_4
Error: port activate failed: Registry error: gettext 0.17_4 not
registered as installed.
What should I do at this point to install this version correctly?
sudo port install gettext
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