MacPorts 2.0.0-beta3 now available for testing

Joshua Root jmr at
Thu Jul 7 09:42:13 PDT 2011

Source code and disk images for MacPorts 2.0.0-beta3 are now
available [1]. Testing of either of these install methods is helpful.

While there are no known regressions from 1.9.2 at this point, be
prepared to encounter bugs. As always, having a recent backup would be
wise. Please report any bugs 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:
 * The pkg installer now actually creates the macports user as intended
   (apparently nobody installed beta1 using the pkg?)
 * The images_to_archives.tcl upgrade script should produce more useful
   error output if it fails due to e.g. insufficient permissions.
 * Creation of the macports1.0 symlink in the tcl_package_dir should
   work properly for non-root installs (note this only affects loading
   the macports package in tclsh, not running macports normally)
 * The fallback when the configured macportsuser doesn't exist should
   work better.


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