MacPorts 2.8.0-beta1 now available for testing

Christopher Jones jonesc at
Thu Oct 20 09:49:55 UTC 2022


I’m afraid I have no idea how to go about setting up a reproducer for this. It seems it randomly comes and goes, so perhaps is related to something else going on in the system (I am on macOS12 intel b.t.w.).

The best I can do is monitor it and see if I can spot any pattern as to when it happens or not. I am now on the official 2.8.0 release and still see it happen, so lets also see if any others start to see the same or not.


> On 19 Oct 2022, at 2:07 am, Joshua Root <jmr at> wrote:
> 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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