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I have got my files from here: - placed them under a similar folder tree, cd'ed into there and ran

gigi-kents-system-product-name:subversion 1.6.17 macport  kellogs$ sudo port install
Can't map the URL 'file://.' to a port description file ("Could not find Portfile in /Users/kellogs/subversion 1.6.17 macport ").
Please verify that the directory and portfile syntax are correct.
To use the current port, you must be in a port's directory.

I would have expected for the portfile's syntax to be correct actually.

What's up with that ?


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My guess is you didn't properly donwload the files, I just reproduced what you said and it works.

If you're downloading via browser remember to use the Original format links {1, 2, 3} on bottom of each file's page.

Those spaces in folder name will give you issues anyway, seems the path isn't sanitized when running port.

If you're using svn instead checkout the port in a folder without spaces in its name.

svn co mp-svn_1.6.17
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