Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#40881 closed defect (invalid)

Mavericks breaks port downloading: /bin/gnutar not present (but /bin/tar is)

Reported by: craig@… Owned by: macports-tickets@…
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: base Version: 2.2.0
Keywords: Cc:


Mavericks ships with no /bin/gnutar, which prevents unpacking modules. I worked around this by symlinking /bin/tar -> /bin/gnutar, and that worked OK. Setting ports to use /bin/gnutar if present, but fall back to /bin/tar if not, should be a quick fix

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

Milestone: MacPorts 2.2.1
Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Please remove the symlink and then reinstall MacPorts by building it from source, which will correct the problem.

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