OSX Upgrades: Snow Leopard

Tim Visher tim.visher at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 05:15:51 PDT 2009

Hi Darren,

On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 1:20 AM, Darren Weber<dweber at macports.org> wrote:
> What happens to a MacPorts installation when we install a distribution
> upgrade to OSX, say Leopard to Snow Leopard?  Do we need to backup the
> MacPorts installation, or is the ${prefix} path immune to the upgrade?  What
> about startup items (launchd or anything that violates the mtree)?

I can't be sure technically but I've upgraded OS X for every release
since MacPorts came out (Back when it was called DarwinPorts. Jaguar?)
and I've never had to reinstall it.  So, anecdotally I think you're
safe.  If you care very deeply you should of course back it up just in


In Christ,

Timmy V.

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