Successful upgrade to Yosemite

Dave Horsfall dave at
Sat Oct 25 07:55:16 PDT 2014

With the various sob stories heard here about a bollixed upgrade, I 
thought I may as report success.

Having Mavericks 10.9.5 (and 10.9.4 before that, and Snow Leopard 10.6.8 
before that), it went like a dream, costing me three hours, a few cups of 
coffee, and a massive hole in my ADSL budget (to the extent that I'd 
brick-walled it, and now I'm throttled back to 256MB/s).

Didn't like the garish colours, but found the "dark" option, courtesy of 
the GottaBeMobile site.  Not too fond of the new Calendar either, but what 
the hell; a change is as good as a holiday, as they say.  The new 
Reminders is a bit spiffy.

Looks like my Apple ID has changed once again, and I had to use my Yahoo 
address this time, as all my other ones were taken.  Odd.

Went to disable iCloud (I simply don't trust it, based on confirmed 
stories I've heard about Yosemite snitching to Apple even when privacy is 
requested - see and it 
threatened to delete all my documents on the Mac, so I'll look at that one 

Usual relativistic time-dilation effects, such as "about a second" taking 
a minute or more, but I'm used to that now.

Already had MacPorts 2.3.2 (installed earlier), and Xcode 6.1 had already 
made itself at home, but MacPorts is still rebuilding itself many hours 
later (probably because of my now crippled ADSL link).

Copious use of Time Machine being made, and just as well because I'd 
deleted a document I thought I was copying inside TextEdit.

Getting various installation notes during the build, which I've probably 
lost in my scroll-back buffer.  I wish these were squirreled away 
somewhere, with a note at the end saying "Please see blah blah for post
installation notes" or something; now I'll never find 'em, so they'd 
better not be important.

Keep getting a pop-up to do with Java being required for some site or 
other, but that could be Firefox in the background.

Keep seeing warnings about "Warning: Deactivate forced.  Proceeding 
despite dependencies." here and there; dunno what they mean.

Anyway, no show-stoppers as such, and MacPorts is still beating away at 
an awesome 256MB/s.

Oh, and I turned 62 today.

Dave Horsfall (VK2KFU)  "Bliss is a MacBook with a FreeBSD server." (and check the home page whilst you're there)

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