Issues with oudated ports / GitHub

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Fri Oct 7 07:13:11 PDT 2016

It looks like others have already responded to most of your points, but I would just add:

On Oct 6, 2016, at 12:12 PM, Marcel Bischoff wrote:

> But if I still
> cannot install (for example) pandoc because ghc still requires llwm-3.5
> which does not compile on Sierra: what choice do I have? I need to get
> stuff done, not tinker with the infrastructure of my working environment
> for hours on end, just to get it to work.

If you just "need to get stuff done, not tinker", then you should not upgrade to a new OS immediately after it is released; wait a month or two. It is inevitable that a new OS release will break some ports, and it will take time for the maintainers of those ports to notice those problems and figure out the solutions, possibly needing to work with the developers of the software to release a new version. 

Regarding updating pandoc, see

Regarding updating ghc, see

Regarding old llvm on Sierra, see

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