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Old 08-30-2009
Mac OS 10.6 and MacPorts

Hello everyone. I was previously using MacPorts 1.8 on Mac OS 10.5.8 without any problems and everything was working well.

I recently upgraded to Xcode 3.2 and Mac OS 10.6, since then my MacPorts installation has not been working at all. I deleted it and then reinstalled the .dmg from the MacPorts website which was for Snow Leopard. This one has not worked either. I currently deleted it, and now have no MacPorts.

According to the MacPorts website you can compile MacPorts from source, I know how to do this, but I don't know how to do the later part, can anyone help me with this?

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These steps need to be perfomed from an administrator account, for which sudo will ask the
password upon installation. This procedure will install a pristine MacPorts system and, if the optional steps are taken,
remove the as of now unnecessary MacPorts-1.8.0 source directory and corresponding tarball.

To customize your installation you should read the output of ./configure --help | more and
pass the appropriate options for the settings you wish to tweak to the configuration script in the steps detailed above.

You will need to manually adapt your shell's environment to work with MacPorts and your chosen installation
prefix (the value passed to configure's --prefix flag, defaulting to /opt/local):

* Add ${prefix}/bin and ${prefix}/sbin to the start of your PATH environment variable
so that MacPorts-installed programs take precedence over system-provided programs of the same name.

* If a standard MANPATH environment variable already exists (that is, one that doesn't contain any empty
components), add the ${prefix}/share/man path to it so that MacPorts-installed man pages are found by your
shell.

* For Tiger and earlier only, add an appropriate X11 DISPLAY environment variable to run X11-dependent
programs, as Leopard takes care of this requirement on its own.

Lastly, you need to synchronize your installation with the MacPorts rsync server:
I may just not know how to do this? Can anyone help me with this?

Does anyone know how to fix this problem?
# 2  
Old 08-30-2009
What exactly do you need help with?
# 3  
Old 08-30-2009
The part that I quoted, I don't understand what to do. Sorry about the double post too, I don't know what I was thinking.
 

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