On Nov 5, 2019, at 19:39, Michael Newman wrote:

> Maybe I’m just not smart enough to play with MacPorts….

Normally things work pretty well. Sometimes you'll encounter errors. 
Unfortunately we'll have to deal with them on a case by case basis!


> This on an iMac still running Mojave.
> 
> This morning I did selfupdate and upgrade outdated with the following result:
> 
> Error: mysql57 cannot be built while boost is active.
> Error: Please forcibly deactivate boost, e.g. by running:
> Error:
> Error:     sudo port -f deactivate boost
> Error:
> Error: Then try again. You can reactivate boost again later.
> 
> I deactivated boost as instructed and ran upgrade outdated again.
> 
> This time mysql built OK, but I got:

Ok great. Don't forget to reactivate boost. (sudo port activate boost)


> Error: Failed to configure postgresql84, consult 
> /opt/local/var/macports/build/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_tarballs_ports_databases_postgresql84/postgresql84/work/postgresql-8.4.22/config.log
> Error: Failed to configure postgresql84: configure failure: command execution 
> failed
> 
> The config.log file referred to is just under 1000 lines long. Is there 
> anything in particular I should look for?

Please show us this file. You could file a bug report in our issue tracker and 
attach it. Or you could upload it to a paste service (perhaps 
https://paste.macports.org ) and send us the URL.

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