MacPorts 1.9.0-beta2 now available for testing

Russell Jones russell.jones at
Thu May 20 01:45:32 PDT 2010

Joshua Root wrote:
> Source code and disk images for MacPorts 1.9.0-beta2 are now
> available [1]. Testing of either of these install methods is helpful.
> While there are no known regressions from 1.8.2 at this point, be
> prepared to encounter bugs. Please report any that you find [2] (after
> first searching Trac [3], of course!)
> There are a large number of changes in this release. See the ChangeLog
> [4] for a list of most of them. You may like to focus your testing on
> the new features in that list, as well as your normal usage.
> Notable changes since beta1 are:
>  * Fix for a bug where dependencies that could be satisfied by more than
> one port would sometimes incorrectly not be considered to be satisfied
> (ticket #24808)
>  * Fixed registry conversion failure when an installed port has been
> force activated (ticket #24880)
>  * Fixed "too many open files" error when installing many ports in a
> single command (ticket #24857)
> See the beta1 announcement [5] for information about switching to the
> new registry format
Thanks for the update. How long will 1.8.2 remain supported? Will there 
be a transition period, or will one have to switch from 1.8 to 1.9 
straight away on its release?


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