MacPorts 2.8.0-beta1 now available for testing

Joshua Root jmr at
Wed Oct 19 01:07:47 UTC 2022

I can't repro this. The VCS sync logic hasn't changed since the 
privilege dropping fix in April. The only thing I can think of that 
might have made a difference is the update to Tcl 8.6 and the associated 
update of all the try/catch blocks.

All that should be happening between running git and running portindex 
is the environment restore in VCSCleanup. You might have to do some more 
digging to figure out a repro recipe I'm afraid.

- Josh

On 2022-10-18 20:09 , Christopher Jones wrote:
> Hi,
> I’m not running the beta but the current master branch of base, but I guess its similar.
> I’m noticing with the latest version  `sudo port sync` just hangs up after updating my local git clone. e.g.
> Oberon ~/Projects/MacPorts/ports > sudo port -d sync
> DEBUG: Copying /Users/chris/Library/Preferences/ to /opt/local/var/macports/home/Library/Preferences
> --->  Updating the ports tree
> Synchronizing local ports tree from file:///Users/chris/Projects/MacPorts/ports
> DEBUG: euid/egid changed to: 501/20, env: HOME=/Users/chris SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/private/tmp/
> DEBUG: /opt/local/bin/git pull --rebase --autostash
> DEBUG: system -W /Users/chris/Projects/MacPorts/ports: /opt/local/bin/git pull --rebase --autostash
> Already up to date.
> and thats it, it never gets any further and just hangs up there.
> If I contrl-c the process I can get it to continue.
> ^CDEBUG: euid/egid restored to: 0/0, env restored
> DEBUG: system: /opt/local/bin/portindex /Users/chris/Projects/MacPorts/ports
> Creating port index in /Users/chris/Projects/MacPorts/ports
> Total number of ports parsed:	0
> Ports successfully parsed:	0
> Ports failed:			0
> Up-to-date ports skipped:	29934
> any ideas what step its hanging up on ?
> Chris
>> On 14 Oct 2022, at 12:57 am, Joshua Root <jmr at> wrote:
>> Well, only one issue has been reported against the beta so far (the NULL cxx_stdlib error that Ken saw.) I guess I'll tag an RC soon.
>> - Josh

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