Migrating to Yosemite---cannot run 'port -qv installed' after OS upgrade

Carlo Tambuatco oraclmaster at gmail.com
Sun Oct 19 11:42:42 PDT 2014

When you upgrade a port, everything it depends on gets updated first,
right? What doesn't get upgraded should not affect what does get upgraded
during the configure/build/install/activate phase, right? So how is using
-u different from uninstalling everything and reinstalling everything again?

On Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 2:38 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com>

> On Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 2:35 PM, Carlo Tambuatco <oraclmaster at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> But the doesn't the -u option do exactly what is in the migration guide?
>> ie: uninstall old ports in favor of the new upgraded version? What's the
>> difference?
> -u means remove archived old versions of the port that is currently being
> upgraded. It says nothing about ports that aren't being upgraded at the
> time, either because you are manually upgrading things or because the newer
> port isn't building (as happens with e.g. pre-libc++ versions of clang on
> libc++-based OS X).
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