migration instructions

David Strubbe dstrubbe at macports.org
Mon Sep 14 17:45:02 PDT 2015

On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 8:04 PM, Joshua Root <jmr at macports.org> wrote:

> > 2. The list of ports generated in myports.txt and requested.txt will
> > include ports that are deactivated, including one line for each version
> > of a port, whether active or not. One line total regardless of number of
> > versions would be sufficient. Re-installing deactivated ports should
> > probably not be done by default since that is not returning you to the
> > original state and there was probably a reason (such as conflicts) why
> > the ports were deactivated.
> This actually isn't a problem at all. We can't install old versions, so
> what you end up with is the current version of each port, with the
> previously active variants (if any) active, and any other listed variant
> combinations inactive.

The multiple lines for a given port is just messy, but yes it is not really
a problem. And I guess I was mistaken about deactivated ports, the restore
script is checking that status.

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