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    Unable to activate port xxx
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    Unable to activate port xxx
    First of all hello to everybody in this community.

    I am relatively new to Mac development, thus forgive me some lamness (I'm not new to Unix, however).

    I am having a hard time trying to compiling anything using MacPorts as I am getting the infamous "Unable to activate port xxx" with each and every package that I try to install.

    I do know that I can force the activation with the -f flag and I have read that the reason for that is that some packages (or the whole MacPorts package) was already installed... I did try removing the whole /opt/local hierarchy, reinstalling Xcode and the macports package, but the problem still persists.

    My question is obvious:
    Is there a way to get rid of this annoyance?

    I am not afraid of deinstalling the whole stuff again, but there is surely proper way of doing it and make a clean install...

    Or is there a way to just force everything to be activated ? (I have tried the -f install option but it doesn't seem to work).

    Thanks.

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    Unable to activate port xxx
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    Correction:

    Code:
    sudo port -c -f install whatever
    Works like a charm !!!!

    Sorry for spamming, but my "crappy" solution may be helful for others ^^

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