On 2018-01-30 21:28, Jepeway, Chris wrote: > And, of course, "port selfupdate" wants to phone home to > rsync.macports.org <http://rsync.macports.org>, which my "banned from > the internet" MacBook can't do.
Unfortunately, there is no alternative to this. The best option is to use 'sudo port sync', which will only update the ports sources, but not MacPorts itself. You will have to use the packaged installers for updates. > Is there something I can do with "port index" that'll clear this up? > There seem to be indexes in the extracted ports dir: > > nickel% ls -ltrd /opt/local/var/macports/portdirs/ports/*dex*17* > drwxr-xr-x 4 500 505 128 Jan 30 > 15:17 /opt/local/var/macports/portdirs/ports/PortIndex_darwin_17_i386/ This looks like the directory belongs to a user id that has no corresponding user, which is quite strange... Did you restore this directory from a backup or something like that? You could try to use chown/chmod as root to give permissions to the macports user to correct this. If that does not help, it might even be a problem with the tarball itself, but I have in fact never tried to sync from a local ports.tar. Rainer