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Fixing pcre++ looping bug in Macports

May
30

I’ve updated my Macports to version 2.1.1 and out of sudden, the following error/warning occur:

Warning: No port pcre++ found in the index; can't rebuild
--->  Found 0 broken port(s), determining rebuild order
--->  Rebuilding in order
--->  Scanning binaries for linking errors: 100.0%
--->  Found 1 broken file(s), matching files to ports
Warning: No port pcre++ found in the index; can't rebuild
--->  Found 0 broken port(s), determining rebuild order
--->  Rebuilding in order
--->  Scanning binaries for linking errors: 100.0%
--->  Found 1 broken file(s), matching files to ports

This is due to the pcre++ is now replaced with pcrexx package. As for the quick solution for this:

sudo port -f deactivate pcre++
sudo port -f activate pcrexx

In my case, the output is as below:

--->  The following versions of pcrexx are currently installed:
--->      pcrexx @0.9.5_1
--->      pcrexx @0.9.5_2
Error: port activate failed: Registry error: Please specify the full version as recorded in the port registry.

Now choose the latest version and activate it

sudo port -f activate pcrexx @0.9.5_2

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