MacPorts Migration Problems

Tyson Brown tyson.brown at
Wed Mar 2 19:37:05 PST 2011

Thanks all for your patience and responses, I got it hammered out....  The version I was running initially looks like it was 1.6.0, it looks like it had a somewhat different directory structure than what the removal documentation was listing.  Finally just removed the whole /opt directory (since this is purely a development/playtime machine) and that enabled me to run the 1.9.2 installer....

On Mar 2, 2011, at 8:10 PM, Bradley Giesbrecht wrote:

> On Mar 2, 2011, at 2:08 PM, Scott Webster wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 1:56 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> wrote:
>>> Well, we do have the Migration instructions in the wiki, which ought to work in most cases.
>> Those instructions basically accomplish reinstalling base and then
>> reinstalling all your ports though, right?  I definitely agree that
>> it's good to have migration instructions available, but it seems to me
>> that it's pretty much starting over.
> Please consider your investment and then make a good backup, if warranted, before you migrate/start over.
> The migration instructions _SHOULD_ be safe for user data in ${prefix}. This could be a real big deal for some users.
> Some ports may own (they shouldn't, but some may), conf files and such in ${prefix}/etc and elsewhere, that are expected to be modified by the user, and the user may have a significant investment in those files.
> Just saying, guard your work.
> --
> Brad

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