MacPorts 2.0.0-rc1 now available for testing

Joshua Root jmr at
Mon Jul 18 07:52:15 PDT 2011

Source code and disk images for MacPorts 2.0.0-rc1 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!)

If no showstopping bugs are found in the next few days, this will become
the 2.0.0 release.

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 beta3 are:
 * The installer's check for the existence of the 'macports' group now
   works correctly on 10.5. (#30096)
 * It's again possible to clean just the directories in ~/.macports by
   running 'port clean' without privileges.
 * A few issues with fetching archives have been fixed.


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