Monday, January 24, 2011

Upgrading Git via MacPorts (1.6.6 to

I upgrade Git this morning to the latest version available via MacPorts. I ran into a few issues, but mostly painless. Here is the run down:

sudo port selfupdate
sudo port upgrade git-core

First upgrade attempt resulted in the following error:

--->  Dependencies to be installed: readline
Portfile changed since last build; discarding previous state.
--->  Activating readline @6.1.002_0
Error: Target org.macports.activate returned: Image error: /opt/local/lib/libreadline.5.2.dylib already exists and does not belong to a registered port.  Unable to activate port readline. Use 'port -f activate readline' to force the activation.
Error: Failed to install readline
Log for readline is at: /opt/local/var/macports/logs/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_ports_devel_readline/main.log
Error: The following dependencies were not installed: readline
Error: Problem while installing sqlite3

Executing the following command resolved this issue:

sudo port -f activate readline

Try upgrading again:

sudo port upgrade git-core

Resulted in the following error:

Configuring db46¬ 23 Error: db46 requires the Java for Mac OS X development headers.¬ 24 Error: Download the Java Developer Package from: ¬ 25 Error: Target org.macports.configure returned: missing Java headers¬ 26 Log for db46 is at: /opt/local/var/macports/logs/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_ports_databases_db46/m    ain.log¬
 27 Error: Problem while installing db46¬
 28 To report a bug, see 

I downloaded and installed the Java Developer Package.

Another attempt:

sudo port upgrade git-core


git --version
git version

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