MacPorts 1.4 rc2

Kevin Ballard eridius at
Wed Mar 14 15:00:08 PDT 2007

On Mar 14, 2007, at 5:11 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> I didn't try 1.4rc1... How do I try 1.4rc2? If I have a working  
> copy of the release_1_4 branch, do I just configure, make, sudo  
> make install?


> Does it just overwrite my existing 1.3.2 installation?


> Anything else I need to do to make it work?


> Anything to watch out for?

It's pre-release software. There may be bugs. If you find any, file a  
ticket and assign it the 1.4 milestone.

> The only way I've ever upgraded MacPorts in the past was to use  
> sudo port selfupdate so I just want to make sure I don't hose  
> something here.

selfupdate basically does a ./configure, make, sudo make install for  
you. The only caveat to be careful of is if you've installed  
something like Tcl/Tk Aqua, which replaces /usr/bin/tclsh (or as  
Kevin Walzer pointed out, if you have tclsh installed from fink) it  
can cause problems.

The only real caveat I can think of is if the official 1.4 release is  
different than 1.4rc2, a `port selfupdate` won't pick it up, since it  
will think both versions are 1.400.

Kevin Ballard
eridius at

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