On Feb 4, 2018, at 16:05, Rainer Müller wrote:
>> 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
> 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.
Those (500, 505) are the uid and gid that own the files on the server that
packages up the tarball. Is that a problem?