[MacPorts-announce] MacPorts 1.9.0 has been released

Joshua Root jmr at macports.org
Tue Jun 8 22:53:51 CEST 2010

The MacPorts Project is happy to announce that the 1.9.0 version has now
been released. It is available via the usual methods:

 - selfupdate if you already have MacPorts installed
 - package installers in DMGs for 10.4 [1], 10.5 [2], and 10.6 [3] (all
   universal builds, the first two i386/ppc and the latter i386/x86_64)
 - source tarballs, both .tar.bz2 [4] and .tar.gz [5]
 - subversion tag [6]

The list of what's new in 1.9.0 is quite extensive (so I won't list it
here), the details can be found in the NEWS [7] file or the somewhat
more exhaustive ChangeLog [8].

One particular change that requires special attention is the new SQLite
registry format, which will be the preferred format moving forward. It
is the default for new installs, but existing installs will need their
macports.conf edited in order to use it, by changing 'portdbformat flat'
to 'portdbformat sqlite'. After making this change, your existing flat
receipts will be converted the first time you run port(1) with
sufficient privileges (this usually means using sudo; e.g. 'sudo port

A big thanks to the developers for their hard work with all of the
various features and bug fixes in 1.9.0, and to all those who helped out
by reporting bugs or testing.

Detached PGP signatures for the DMGs and source tarballs have been made
with my key, which is available on the keyservers and my MacPorts wiki
page [9].

- Josh

[1] <http://distfiles.macports.org/MacPorts/MacPorts-1.9.0-10.4-Tiger.dmg>
[2] <http://distfiles.macports.org/MacPorts/MacPorts-1.9.0-10.5-Leopard.dmg>
[4] <http://distfiles.macports.org/MacPorts/MacPorts-1.9.0.tar.bz2>
[5] <http://distfiles.macports.org/MacPorts/MacPorts-1.9.0.tar.gz>
[6] <http://svn.macports.org/repository/macports/tags/release_1_9_0>
[9] <http://trac.macports.org/wiki/jmr>

PS, my PGP key ID is B70C8867DCDBFF26,
fingerprint B6D0 0D4B 209D 03FF 2BCE  B77F B70C 8867 DCDB FF26

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