I'm happy to try things out in order to get the bug solved, I'm just in
the middle of some other dev stuff at the same time so I have to plan out
what gets built when in order to avoid overtaxing my system (I'm running a
fairly old machine).
I haven't taken the time to try the patch yet, but it seems like this fix
would be a high priority to implement, no? For some reason, the commands
in comment:12 did not work for me. Deactivating cctools and then issuing
"port clean" and "port install" commands for audacity resulted in the same
archive-related error, as if cctools was still in effect. What *did* work
for me was to re-activate cctools, at which point it gave me the option to
restore an older build of cctools that I still had on my system (several,
in fact, but I went with cctools @886_6+llvm38 based on having read ticket
#53449). I was then able to clean and build audacity successfully.