[Ifeffit] installing Demeter on Yosemite

Bruce Ravel bravel at bnl.gov
Mon Nov 10 09:33:15 CST 2014

I want to remind everyone of the state of the Mac package of Demeter.

As I said a couple weeks ago, the fellow who kindly made the Mac
package is no longer able to provide support for it due to a change in
his position at his place of employment.  See:


Unless someone volunteers to maintain the MacPorts package (or to
provide some other packaging solution fo rthe Mac), problems like the
one Kate reports will continue and the MacPorts package will
eventually become useless.

If no one is willing to volunteer for this responsibility, then I am
afraid that the answer to an email like Kate's is that Demeter is
simply unsupported on the Mac and that she is on her own.

That seems like a shame.  But as I said in my earlier email, I do not
own a Mac, so I am unable to provide specific support for that


On 11/10/2014 09:34 AM, Katherine M. Davis wrote:
> Dear all,
> I was wondering whether anyone had tried installing the software on the
> new Mac OS (10.10 Yosemite)? Everything seems to work fine initially. I
> installed Macports and checked it installed correctly. At least when I
> test various commands, it seems to work. The sudo port install
> xorg-server demeter-devel command ran for about 3 hours until it quit. I
> tried restarting, but whenever I run the command, the following error
> message appears:
> --->  Computing dependencies for xorg-server
> --->  Cleaning xorg-server
> --->  Computing dependencies for demeter-devel
> --->  Configuring demeter-devel
> Error: org.macports.configure for port demeter-devel returned: configure
> failure: command execution failed
> Please see the log file for port demeter-devel for details:
> /opt/local/var/macports/logs/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_tarballs_ports_science_demeter/demeter-devel/main.log
> To report a bug, follow the instructions in the guide:
>      http://guide.macports.org/#project.tickets
> Error: Processing of port demeter-devel failed
> I will post the log file at the bottom of the email. The last 8 lines
> are as follows:
> portbuild::add_automatic_buildsystem_dependencies
> :debug:clean No need to upgrade! p5.16-term-twiddle 2.730.0_1 >=
> p5.16-term-twiddle 2.730.0_1
> :debug:clean epoch: in tree: 0 installed: 0
> :debug:clean p5.16-text-template 1.460.0_1 exists in the ports tree
> :debug:clean p5.16-text-template 1.460.0_1  is the latest installed
> :debug:clean p5.16-text-template 1.460.0_1  is active
> :debug:clean Merging existing variants '' int
> Would anyone be able to help me with this? Any advice would be useful.
> Thanks for your time.
> Best,
> Kate Davis
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  Bruce Ravel  ------------------------------------ bravel at bnl.gov

  National Institute of Standards and Technology
  Synchrotron Science Group at NSLS-II
  Building 535A
  Upton NY, 11973

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