Support for ancient machines and operating systems

Kirill A. Korinsky kirill at
Mon Jan 8 14:53:28 UTC 2024

Hi Perry,

> On 8. Jan 2024, at 15:50, Perry E. Metzger <perry at> wrote:
> I'd like to float the idea that we create a fork of the MacPorts repository that is devoted to operating systems and hardware that is more than (say) a decade old, and that we allow the people who are interested in maintaining that software to freely work on it. It doesn't hurt the rest of us after all, and it absolves us of the need to keep the main MacPorts repository complicated by patches to support very old systems.

How do you see the way to backport changes from upstream MacPorts to legacy MacPorts?

at some point automatical merge would be broken on conflicts, and I assume quite fast.

wbr, Kirill

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