Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#20218 closed defect (fixed)

'make install' has bad instructions

Reported by: apbaccounts@… Owned by: nerdling (Jeremy Lavergne)
Priority: Normal Milestone: MacPorts 1.8.0
Component: base Version: 1.7.1
Keywords: Cc:
Port:

Description (last modified by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt))

Installing from source concludes with the message:

Congratulations, you have successfully installed the MacPorts system. To get the Portfiles and update the system, run:

sudo port -v selfupdate

Because the installation just happened, people are unlikely to already have /opt/local/bin in their $PATH, and so that command fails with 'sudo: port: command not found'. Maybe anyone installing from source is smart enough to know what to do, but why offer the command if it's not going to work?

Attachments (1)

Makefile.in.diff (1.1 KB) - added by nerdling (Jeremy Lavergne) 11 years ago.
suggested change, configure,make,make installs for me.

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Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by nerdling (Jeremy Lavergne)

Cc: snc@… added

The best option is to suggest the user opens a new terminal.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by nerdling (Jeremy Lavergne)

Owner: changed from macports-tickets@… to snc@…
Status: newassigned

Changed 11 years ago by nerdling (Jeremy Lavergne)

Attachment: Makefile.in.diff added

suggested change, configure,make,make installs for me.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by nerdling (Jeremy Lavergne)

Cc: snc@… removed
Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Change committed in r53634.

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by blb@…

Milestone: MacPorts 1.8.0

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

Description: modified (diff)

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by jmroot (Joshua Root)

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

How is opening a new shell going to help if the user doesn't have $prefix in their PATH?

comment:7 Changed 11 years ago by jmroot (Joshua Root)

Resolution: fixed
Status: reopenedclosed
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