OSX Upgrades: Snow Leopard

Kurt Hillig khillig at umich.edu
Tue Jun 9 05:32:11 PDT 2009

On the other hand I recently upgraded from 10.4 to 10.5 and my machine was 
horribly unstable until I blew away the MacPorts install.  I'm not sure 
why this was, and I didn't have the time or gumption to run a lot of 
diagnostics, so it could well be that something less drastic would have 

Which I guess really means that it works OK when it works, except for when 
it doesn't...

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On Tue, 9 Jun 2009, Tim Visher wrote:

> 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
> case.
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