Macports command not working : sudo port install

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by techmonkey, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. techmonkey macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2007
    I am trying to install an app with MacPorts but when I put the command in

    sudo port install appnamehere

    The cursor goes to the next line and nothing happens.

    Any ideas why?

    sudo port selfupdate

    does the the same, but after about a minute it says macports is up-to-date.
  2. therevolution macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2003
    How do you know it's doing nothing? Depending on the app you're installing, it can take a long time to resolve all the dependencies, possibly hours.

    If you want to see more activity on the command line, try the -d (debug) flag:

    sudo port -d install appnamehere
  3. techmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2007
    Thanks, thats what I needed. I installed this about a year ago, just redid my computer. I forgot about the debug flag. Without it, it seems like nothing is going on :)

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