MacPorts 1.9.0 has been released

Scott Webster sewebster at
Wed Jun 9 14:18:19 PDT 2010

On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 2:09 PM, Marko Käning <MK-MacPorts at> wrote:
> On Jun 9, 2010, at 10:23 PM, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
>> That's why you have to use "port setrequested port(s)" before the first
>> time, otherwise it removes everything installed before 1.9. :)
> Oh, what does it mean?
> Do I have to use the command "port setrequested" with all the ports I currently have installed before or after installing version 1.9?

You have to use "port setrequested" on all the ports that you WANT
installed, but you DONT have to do it for their dependencies.  So for
instance, I have 240 ports installed, but I actually only want 6 of
those.  The rest are just required dependencies.

> From Joshua's original post I understood that it should seamlessly simply replace the port "port" and after changing the port db format to sqlite only port's internal database should be rebuild to reflect the current state of my macports install in the other format WITHOUT the need to reinstall everything I had installed previously.

>From now on whenever you install a new port with "port install
portname" it will be marked as requested automatically.  You don't
need to reinstall anything, just mark some things as requested (if you
want to use this new functionality).


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