updating a very old Macports install

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Wed Feb 11 13:55:49 PST 2015

On Feb 11, 2015, at 15:32, Bruce J. Carter wrote:
> I need some suggestions or ideas, I've been trying upgrade a Macports install that's at least 3 years old, there has been two OS upgrades in between (Mavericks & Yosemite). I get to a certain point and I get errors. Some errors I've been able to over come, but I am stuck at this point, I have a bunch of built ports that won't install that are inactive. I am trying to avoid cleaning and reinstalling everything.

We typically leave port upgrade paths in place for one year, so you should upgrade your ports at least that often, and hopefully much more frequently. 

Base upgrade paths stay in place for years. 

The upgrade process when you change the OS X version is to uninstall MacPorts and all ports, then reinstall:


If that's what you're trying to do and you're running into problems, let us know what they are. 

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