Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Ticket #24732

Apr 30, 2010, 11:53:11 AM (11 years ago)
ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

Apparently you had trouble connecting to all of the servers that provide the zlib distfile. Please check your network settings, your proxy settings (if you use a proxy you may need to set this up in macports.conf too), ask your network administrator, etc.

I'm sorry you've had difficulty but your rant is not appropriate here.

FYI, installing Firefox with MacPorts is a complex process (though you've gotten hung up at pretty much the very first step). Downloading the pre-compiled Mac OS X binary from the Firefox web site will be much simpler.

Note, we are called MacPorts; the name DarwinPorts was retired years ago.


  • Ticket #24732

    • Property Keywords Browser removed
    • Property Cc ryandesign@… added
    • Property Port zlib added; firefox-x11 removed
    • Property Summary changed from firefox-x11 fails to install due to failure of fetch of fetch zlib-1.2.5.tar.bz2 to zlib-1.2.5.tar.bz2 fetch fails
  • Ticket #24732 – Description

    initial v1  
    12Error: Target org.macports.fetch returned: fetch failed
    23Error: The following dependencies failed to build: xulrunner gconf gtk2 atk gtk-doc gnome-doc-utils libxslt libxml2 zlib p5-xml-parser py26-libxml2 python26 bzip2 db46 gdbm openssl readline sqlite3 tk Xft2 fontconfig freetype xrender xorg-libX11 xorg-bigreqsproto xorg-inputproto xorg-kbproto xorg-libXau xorg-xproto xorg-libXdmcp xorg-util-macros xorg-xcmiscproto xorg-xextproto xorg-xf86bigfontproto xorg-xtrans xorg-renderproto tcl xorg-libXScrnSaver xorg-libXext xorg-scrnsaverproto rarian getopt intltool gnome-common p5-getopt-long p5-pathtools p5-scalar-list-utils cairo libpixman libpng jasper jpeg pango shared-mime-info tiff xorg-libXcomposite xorg-compositeproto xorg-libXfixes xorg-fixesproto xorg-libXcursor xorg-libXdamage xorg-damageproto xorg-libXi xorg-libXinerama xorg-xineramaproto xorg-libXrandr xorg-randrproto orbit2 libidl policykit heimdal lcms libcanberra gstreamer bison flex gzip texinfo lzmautils libvorbis libogg libnotify nspr nss xorg-libXt xorg-libsm xorg-libice
    34Error: Status 1 encountered during processing.
    45Before reporting a bug, first run the command again with the -d flag to get complete output.
    57This also fails utilizing FINK - Why does this happen? Like MAC OSx stuff is stable. Anything to do with Linux, BSD or otherwise opens Source is just too many options and complex - Standards are necessary no matter what - please advise if you can - but I doubt it... Come on - can't install even a simple browser or email program without catestrophic failure - no I will not crash my MAC with any more attempts at running the X-11 apps through the POSIX Darwin ports.... MAC does pretty much everything