automoc install failed on OSX 10.4 intel

Scott Haneda talklists at
Sun Feb 7 17:15:23 PST 2010

On Feb 7, 2010, at 9:55 AM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at>  

> On the contrary, I've found Windows users are often reluctant to  
> upgrade their operating systems, while Mac users upgrade rather  
> quickly. New releases of Mac OS X are typically faster than older  
> ones, aside from having new features, so after the initial period of  
> adjustment, it should be quite advantageous to upgrade. Of course,  
> before upgrading the OS, first check that all the non-MacPorts third- 
> party software you use is compatible with Snow Leopard, and also  
> check the MacPorts issue tracker for tickets on any of the ports you  
> use to see if there are any Snow Leopard-related problems.

Everything you said is indeed spot on with my findings as well.  
Windows users typically thinking I'm crazy for all the full system  
updates I do.

I think OS X has seen what, 3 or more major OS updates while XP is the  
dominant OS sitting at somewhere around 10 years or older? I get  
excited to upgrade, to see bugs nukes, to get "the snap" of OS 9 back.  
I rarely dread it. Machines going from 10.3 to 10.6 (2 major versions  
or more) are trouble, as I know I will find an old copy of WordPerfect  
or similar running in Classic mode the client still uses.

Things at the application level tend to break more on OS X, but an  
architecture change every handful of years will to do that to you :)

What I find compelling, is the rapidity in which application  
developers repair their apps, usually to great time and expense, often  
times for no update fees. Command line apps, and most MacPorts type  
apps are more resiliant to this, perhaps because they lack a GUI and  
are recompiled by the user.

I am always amazed that in most cases, a major OS version bump brings  
me *more* performance, not more harware requirements. And noticeable  
performance, not just spec points on a marketing/bullet list. 10.5 on  
the old school iMac's (just a few supported, but noteworthy  
nonetheless), that just amazes me.

Snow Leopard was the biggest performance bump I've felt aside from the  
10.0 era, which I consider an Alpha, and stuck around on OS 9 anyway.  
I even feel relatively comfortable "upgrade installing" Snow Leopard,  
whereas I usually do a clean install.

Snow Leopard installs so darn fast too; I think I am in and out, once  
I uncheck additional fonts and printers, in about the time it takes me  
to download and install Developer Tools. Unless I'm blind, I don't see  
dev tools on Snow's installer, which would be nice, though keeping the  
image on a SAN has been my new way to deal with most large  
installers.  Boot times, wow, Snow really worked on that, it may be  
faster than coming out of a deep hibernate type sleep mode.

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