Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#52434 closed defect (worksforme)

Installer stuck on Running Package Scripts on El Capitan 10.11.6

Reported by: clykou@… Owned by: macports-tickets@…
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: base Version: 2.3.4
Keywords: elcapitan Cc: ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)
Port:

Description

Hi!

I've been trying to install MacPorts 2.3.4 on my new Macbook Air, and it is stuck on the Running Package Scripts screen.

I assume that it is trying to download the packages with selfupdate, but despite the fact that I have a good broadband, it is now more than an hour and I cannot tell from the log (attached) whether it has actually downloaded any packages.

Any hints? Can I just kill the Installer and try to do the selfupdate through the command line instead?

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Changed 3 years ago by clykou@…

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comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by larryv (Lawrence Velázquez)

Keywords: elcapitan added; El Capitan removed
Priority: HighNormal

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

Component: portsbase

You can check Activity Monitor or Network Utility to see if any information is being transferred over the network.

Yes, you can kill the installer and try sudo port selfupdate later at the command line.

comment:3 in reply to:  2 ; Changed 3 years ago by clykou@…

Replying to ryandesign@…:

You can check Activity Monitor or Network Utility to see if any information is being transferred over the network.

Yes, I can see that there is activity over the network, but not from the MacPorts installer.

Yes, you can kill the installer and try sudo port selfupdate later at the command line.

OK then, I will try that and see how that will work.

Thank you for your time!

comment:4 in reply to:  3 Changed 3 years ago by clykou@…

Hmm killing the Installer does not seem to work. I tried Force Quit the installer and then tried to restart my Mac, but now I get the message "Your computer can't be restarted now, because software is being installed...MacPorts is being installed".

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

You may have to use Activity Monitor to kill the installer helper process.

comment:6 in reply to:  5 Changed 3 years ago by clykou@…

Replying to ryandesign@…:

You may have to use Activity Monitor to kill the installer helper process.

Well Activity Monitor, command line option, or either Force Quit could not kill this app. I had to hold down the power button to force switch off the computer (which is not always a good thing). Perhaps you should include this issue within your FAQ for future El Capitan installations. Clearly the self update option is not always working!

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

Cc: ryandesign@… added
Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

What you experienced is not a common situation so I don't think it warrants a FAQ entry.

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