Opened 17 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

#1359 closed defect (wontfix)

If the base directory of DarwinPorts contains a space, port gets confused

Reported by: roberto@… Owned by: macports-tickets@…
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: base Version: 1.0
Keywords: Cc:


Initially, everything on my machine was in /Volumes/Users/Shared/Darwin Ports/... (notice the space). Trying to install something like ethereal with all its dependencies like gettext show that port is confused because it creates its temporary tree in /Volumes/.../Darwin/opt/local/blah, leading to non installed files and build failing.

Changing "Darwin Ports" into "Darwin" and rebuilding base fixes it.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 16 years ago by pguyot (Paul Guyot)

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

This bug could hardly be fixed. Indeed, most unix open source software don't like spaces and while we could fix base and portfiles that don't like spaces, we might always encounter open source programs that cannot build with spaces in the path of their source code.

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