Macos – Can’t update Macports (with Mac OS X Mavericks)

macosmacportsosx-mavericksupgrade

After upgrading Mac OS X to newest version Mavericks, I attempted to selfupdate my Macports, but it failed:

$ sudo port -v selfupdate
--->  Updating MacPorts base sources using rsync
receiving file list ... done

sent 36 bytes  received 69 bytes  210.00 bytes/sec
total size is 4925440  speedup is 46908.95
receiving file list ... done

sent 36 bytes  received 76 bytes  74.67 bytes/sec
total size is 512  speedup is 4.57
MacPorts base version 2.2.0 installed,
MacPorts base version 2.2.1 downloaded.
--->  Updating the ports tree
Synchronizing local ports tree from rsync://rsync.macports.org/release/tarballs/ports.tar
receiving file list ... done

sent 36 bytes  received 70 bytes  70.67 bytes/sec
total size is 57702400  speedup is 544362.26
receiving file list ... done

sent 36 bytes  received 77 bytes  75.33 bytes/sec
total size is 512  speedup is 4.53
receiving file list ... rsync: change_dir "tarballs/PortIndex_darwin_13_i386" (in release) failed: No such file or directory (2)
done

sent 4 bytes  received 9 bytes  26.00 bytes/sec
total size is 0  speedup is 0.00
rsync error: some files could not be transferred (code 23) at /SourceCache/rsync/rsync-42/rsync/main.c(1400) [receiver=2.6.9]
Command failed: /usr/bin/rsync -rtzv --delete-after rsync://rsync.macports.org/release/tarballs/PortIndex_darwin_13_i386/PortIndex /opt/local/var/macports/sources/rsync.macports.org/release/tarballs
Exit code: 23
--->  MacPorts base is outdated, installing new version 2.2.1
Installing new MacPorts release in /opt/local as root:admin; permissions 0755; Tcl-Package in /Library/Tcl

checking build system type... x86_64-apple-darwin13.0.0
checking host system type... x86_64-apple-darwin13.0.0
checking target system type... x86_64-apple-darwin13.0.0
checking MacPorts version... 2.2.1
checking for sw_vers... /usr/bin/sw_vers
checking for defaults... /usr/bin/defaults
checking for xcode-select... /usr/bin/xcode-select
checking Mac OS X version... 10.9
checking Xcode location... /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer
checking Xcode version... 5.0.1
checking for gcc... /usr/bin/cc
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking for suffix of executables...
<snip>
checking CommonCrypto/CommonDigest.h presence... yes
checking for CommonCrypto/CommonDigest.h... yes
checking for readline in -lreadline... yes
checking whether rl_username_completion_function is declared... no
checking whether rl_filename_completion_function is declared... yes
checking whether rl_completion_matches is declared... yes
checking whether username_completion_function is declared... yes
checking whether filename_completion_function is declared... yes
checking whether completion_matches is declared... yes
checking for Tcl configuration... configure: error: Can't find Tcl configuration definitions
Command failed: cd /opt/local/var/macports/sources/rsync.macports.org/release/tarballs/base && CC=/usr/bin/cc OBJC=/usr/bin/cc ./configure --prefix=/opt/local --with-tclpackage=/Library/Tcl --with-install-user=root --with-install-group=admin --with-directory-mode=0755 --enable-readline && make SELFUPDATING=1 && make install SELFUPDATING=1
Exit code: 1
Error: Error installing new MacPorts base: command execution failed
To report a bug, follow the instructions in the guide:
    http://guide.macports.org/#project.tickets
Error: /opt/local/bin/port: port selfupdate failed: Error installing new MacPorts base: command execution failed
$

If I just try to upgrade a particular port, it failed too:

$ sudo port upgrade emacsapp
Password:
Warning: port definitions are more than two weeks old, consider updating them by running 'port selfupdate'.
Error: emacsapp is not installed
$ sudo port search emacs
Password:
Warning: port definitions are more than two weeks old, consider updating them by running 'port selfupdate'.
$ sudo port upgrade emacs-app
Warning: port definitions are more than two weeks old, consider updating them by running 'port selfupdate'.
--->  Fetching archive for gperf
--->  Attempting to fetch gperf-3.0.4_2.darwin_13.x86_64.tbz2 from http://packages.macports.org/gperf
--->  Attempting to fetch gperf-3.0.4_2.darwin_13.x86_64.tbz2 from http://lil.fr.packages.macports.org/gperf
--->  Attempting to fetch gperf-3.0.4_2.darwin_13.x86_64.tbz2 from http://mse.uk.packages.macports.org/sites/packages.macports.org/gperf
--->  Fetching distfiles for gperf
--->  Attempting to fetch gperf-3.0.4.tar.gz from http://ykf.ca.distfiles.macports.org/MacPorts/mpdistfiles/gperf
--->  Verifying checksums for gperf
--->  Extracting gperf
Error: org.macports.extract for port gperf returned: command execution failed
Please see the log file for port gperf for details:
    /opt/local/var/macports/logs/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_tarballs_ports_devel_gperf/gperf/main.log
Error: Problem while installing gperf
To report a bug, follow the instructions in the guide:
    http://guide.macports.org/#project.tickets
$

Any idea

  • if this is caused by incompatibility between OS X Mavericks and Macports?
  • how to fix it?

Edit:

I tried a different computer upgrading it from 10.8.5 to 10.9, and then try to do selfupdate for macports, it did not work again but gave a different error:

$ sudo port -v selfupdate
--->  Updating MacPorts base sources using rsync
receiving file list ... done
base.tar

sent 13396 bytes  received 10355 bytes  15834.00 bytes/sec
total size is 4925440  speedup is 207.38
receiving file list ... done
base.tar.rmd160

sent 64 bytes  received 635 bytes  1398.00 bytes/sec
total size is 512  speedup is 0.73
MacPorts base version 2.2.1 installed,
MacPorts base version 2.2.1 downloaded.
--->  Updating the ports tree
Synchronizing local ports tree from file:///opt/local/var/macports/sources/svn.macports.org/trunk/dports/
svn: E155036: Please see the 'svn upgrade' command
svn: E155036: Working copy '/opt/local/var/macports/sources/svn.macports.org/trunk/dports' is too old (format 10, created by Subversion 1.6)
Command failed: /usr/bin/svn update --non-interactive /opt/local/var/macports/sources/svn.macports.org/trunk/dports
Exit code: 1
Error: Synchronization of the local ports tree failed doing an svn update
Error: Couldn't sync the ports tree: Synchronization of 1 source(s) failed
To report a bug, follow the instructions in the guide:
    http://guide.macports.org/#project.tickets
Error: /opt/local/bin/port: port selfupdate failed: Couldn't sync the ports tree: Synchronization of 1 source(s) failed

Best Solution

Install the "Command Line Tools" first:

sudo xcode-select --install

(Explicitly agreeing to the license is sometimes necessary via "sudo xcodebuild -license")

Then upgrade the ports:

sudo port -v selfupdate