Fri, 23 Jan 2009 (06:27 -0600 UTC) Ryan Schmidt wrote:
On Jan 19, 2009, at 07:37, robert delius royar wrote:
So much traffic on this thread, so much time spent answering questions. But
I do not recall any of the answerers trying
port provides /opt/local/lib/libintl.dylib
Sorry; I thought it was already understood that libintl is the
internationalization library and that it is provided by gettext.
My original post was strident; it should not have been.
I agree it's a MacPorts base issue. A ticket has now also been filed for this
I have the last model of the G5 iMac running 10.5.6, and the
portinstalltype is direct, and portarchivemode is no. 1.7 seems as though
it has sections that are not sure what "direct" mode is by the way; some
ports I have upgraded recently report "activating." I have not used image
mode on this machine at all.
Direct mode is certainly less well tested than image mode. I've never used
it. Is there a particular reason why you are using it?
I began using Darwinports very soon after DP was created. When Image
mode was added, a few of us (perhaps under Panther but could have been
Tiger) noticed significant (and documentable) slow downs on access to
files in /opt/local/bin. After a conversation on the old DP mailing
list, we found that hard links were problematic for the OS (at least in
that version) when they exceded some level.
I recall that an Apple employee stated that this was a known problem.
After switching from my old G4 to this G5 and reinstalling MP, I kept
the direct mode partly because it works just fine and I do not usually
need to worry about which port is active. I only have 518 ports
installed on this computer. On the earlier machine I had more of the
X11 system in DP/MP. But now that Apple has a real active developer
working on porting X, all my X stuff (except gimp) is outside MP's
There are ports that define post-activation phases. Perhaps those are getting
executed even in direct mode, and that is why you see MacPorts stating it is
activating a port, even though in direct mode there isn't an activation
If you could say exactly what ports do this, we could investigate further.
I will make sure to do this the next time I see the problem. I can
usually work around it because of so many years using MP, so I just move
Dr. Robert Delius Royar Associate Professor of English
Morehead State University Morehead, Kentucky
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