Successful upgrade to Yosemite

Carlo Tambuatco oraclmaster at
Sat Oct 25 08:58:59 PDT 2014

Happy Birthday dude.

On Sat, Oct 25, 2014 at 10:55 AM, Dave Horsfall <dave at> wrote:

> 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
> later.
> 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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