MacPorts Migration Problems

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Wed Mar 2 13:56:11 PST 2011

On Mar 2, 2011, at 15:43, Scott Webster wrote:

> Don't upgrade, just delete your macports installation per the
> instructions and start over from scratch.  If you really want to know
> which ports you had installed before, you can likely figure that out
> by examining the directory structure in /opt/local.

Specifically by looking in /opt/local/var/macports/software; the directory names in there are the port names that are installed.

> That's what I'd do anyway.  Macports doesn't support upgrading across
> different systems, so even if you'd found this problem earlier the
> solution would be the same...

Well, we do have the Migration instructions in the wiki, which ought to work in most cases.

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