OSX Upgrades: Snow Leopard

Darren Weber dweber at macports.org
Tue Jun 9 13:36:54 PDT 2009

What's the recommended series of command lines for that?


On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 8:19 AM, Joshua Root <jmr at macports.org> wrote:

> On 2009-6-9 22:15, 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.
> Both MacPorts base and each port are built for a specific major OS
> version. Maybe they'll work acceptably on a newer version, maybe they
> won't. The only safe option has always been to record your installed
> ports, uninstall MacPorts entirely, install the correct base version for
> your OS, then install your ports again.
> - Josh
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